The Nov. 6 General Election is drawing near.
When is the last day I can register to vote?
The last day to register for an election is 15 days before election day. For the November election, voters must register by Oct. 22, 2012.
Who can register to vote?
In order to qualify as a voter, you must:
- Be a United States Citizen.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Not be in prison or on parole for a felony.
- Not be deemed mentally incompetent by the law.
How to register to vote:
To vote, fill out a voter registration form. Click here for more information on Alameda County voter registration.
In order to apply online, go to California Secretary of State Debra Bowen's voter registration web page.
Background, By the Numbers
As of May 2012, the county Registrar of Voters listed 9,933 registered voters in Albany, including 6,425 Democrats, 708 Republicans, nearly 300 Greens and more than 2,000 who declined to state a party affiliation.
In the November 2010 election, Albany had the highest voter-turnout rate in the county, with nearly 71 percent of the city's voters casting ballots. Approximately 55 percent of these ballots were cast by mail.
The next municipal election is scheduled to take place Nov. 6, 2012.
As of the 2010 Census, Albany had about 18,500 residents. (Approximately 25 percent were younger than 18.)
Find Alameda County other elections resources here:
- Register to vote
- Are you registered to vote?
- Find your Albany polling place
- Find Your Polling Location (Alameda County)
- Click here to check whether your ballot has been received
- List of Polling Locations throughout Alameda County
- See your Personal Ballot
Election-Related Organizations and Guides for Alameda County and Beyond:
- Albany Elections Information (Albany City Clerk)
- California Voter Foundation
- County Election Offices Roster
- California Choices
- Easy Voter Guide (League of Women Voters of California)
- Maplight’s Voter Guide
- Project Vote Smart
- Smart Voter (League of Women Voters)
- Secretary of State voter guide
- Statewide ballot measures
- Total Capitol (California politics and people)
- League of Women Voters, Albany branch
- California Republican Party Voter Guide
- East Bay Young Democrats Election Guide
- Election Forum (Evangelical Christian election guide)
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