Voting Matters - Alameda County

Voting Matters - Alameda County Voting Matters empowers residents to be engaged voters who can make informed decisions on issues that affect their communities--and their health.

Voting Matters was developed in early 2016 by the Alameda County Public Health Department’s Legislative Council, in response to persistent trends of low voter registration and more recent downturns in voter turnout among Alameda County residents. Voting Matters is working to reverse these trends and increase voter engagement among residents County-wide—especially among those residents who belong to historically disenfranchised communities. What does Voting have to do with Health? Your health. Your voice. Your vote. Voting Matters believes that everyone—no matter who they are—should have the opportunity to reach their highest level of health. Your Health: Your health depends on more than just medical care. More and more research shows that health is influenced by the conditions we live in and the experiences we have. And policy--the laws passed by our government representatives and the choices our representatives make about how to spend our tax dollars--shapes those living conditions and experiences. Housing, education, access to jobs and economic opportunity, and even the design of our cities, all have a large impact on our ability to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Your Voice: Your voice is your power. We use our voices to express our beliefs. We share our experiences with one another and build community. We speak out in the face of injustice and inequality. And we communicate what resources we need to make our communities healthy and strong. Your Vote: Your vote matters. Voting is one of the most important ways to make our voices, and the voices of our communities, heard. When we vote, we choose who will represent us and our values at every level of government. We tell our representatives what we need to be safe, healthy, and happy. We hold elected officials accountable for following through on their promises to us. Often, we determine policy ourselves, deciding what laws we want to live by or how public resources should be distributed throughout our communities. The Alameda County Public Health Department knows that a healthy community is a community that votes. That’s why Voting Matters is committed to helping Alameda County residents improve their health—by weighing in on the issues that matter to them and casting a ballot on November 8th, 2016!

Questions or concerns about your voting rights as you head to the polls? Here are a few resources:California Secretary o...
11/05/2018
About

Questions or concerns about your voting rights as you head to the polls? Here are a few resources:

California Secretary of State's Office: (916) 657-2166 or (800) 345-VOTE (8683)

For voter assistance in Alameda County, contact the Registrar of Voters at (510) 272-6973

Election Protection: 1-866-OUR-VOTE, or Text "Our Vote" to 97779. Provides information and assistance to voters about voting rights. https://866ourvote.org/about/

The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection uses a wide range of tools and activities to protect, advanc...

Alameda County Registrar of Voters
11/05/2018

Alameda County Registrar of Voters

Conditional Voter Registration allows voters who've missed the Voter Registration Deadline to vote. Available only in our office - 1225 Fallon St., Room G1 in Oakland.

Your Vote Matters!#Vote #VotingMatters
11/05/2018

Your Vote Matters!

#Vote #VotingMatters

Tomorrow is Election Day! What's your voting plan?Voting in-person? Find your polling place https://www.acvote.org/app/v...
11/05/2018
VoterProfile

Tomorrow is Election Day! What's your voting plan?

Voting in-person? Find your polling place https://www.acvote.org/app/voterprofile

Haven't yet registered to vote? You still have time!! Register and vote in-person at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters, 1225 Fallon Street in Oakland.

Voting by mail? Find a 24-hour ballot drop box https://www.acgov.org/rov/maps/ballotdropbox_map.htm
or
Bring your ballot to any polling place in the state!

You can also send your vote-by-mail ballot by mail, it needs to be postmarked on or before November 6th.

#Vote #VotingMatters #Election2018

Registrar of Voters • 1225 Fallon Street, Rm. G-1, Oakland, CA 94612 • TEL (510) 272-6973 • FAX (510) 272-6982 • TDD (510) 208-4967

Your Voice Matters. Your Vote Matters.#Vote #VotingMatters
11/02/2018

Your Voice Matters. Your Vote Matters.

#Vote #VotingMatters

This weekend don't forget to turn back your clocks . . .  and VOTE EARLY!Find a 24-hour drop box for your mail in ballot...
11/02/2018

This weekend don't forget to turn back your clocks . . . and VOTE EARLY!

Find a 24-hour drop box for your mail in ballot (or just add postage and send by mail): https://www.acgov.org/rov/maps/ballotdropbox_map.htm

Vote early in-person at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters in Oakland (open 9/3 and 9/4 from 9:00-3:00) www.acvote.org

#Vote #VotingMatters #VoteEarly

Why will YOU be voting on November 6th?
10/27/2018

Why will YOU be voting on November 6th?

Early Voting has begun!!Want to vote in-person before the November 6th election? Alameda County's Registrar of Voters is...
10/24/2018

Early Voting has begun!!

Want to vote in-person before the November 6th election?

Alameda County's Registrar of Voters is OPEN to any voter in the county - M-F 8:30-5:00 and for the next two weekends 9:00-3:00. 1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1 in Oakland.

You can even register and vote conditionally from now until the election!

#Vote #VotingMatters #EarlyVoting

Did you miss the October 22 voter registration deadline? YOU CAN STILL VOTE!This year, Californians who miss the voter r...
10/23/2018

Did you miss the October 22 voter registration deadline?
YOU CAN STILL VOTE!

This year, Californians who miss the voter registration deadline can go to their county elections office to register and vote conditionally. Voters can complete the conditional voter registration process from October 23 all the way through Election Day on November 6.

Alameda County's Registrar of Voters is located at 1225 Fallon Street, Rm. G-1, Oakland, CA 94612

Wondering what will be on the November 6th ballot? Check out Voter's Edge California to find out! votersedge.org/ca#Vote...
10/12/2018
Voter’s Edge California | Get the facts before you vote.

Wondering what will be on the November 6th ballot? Check out Voter's Edge California to find out! votersedge.org/ca

#Vote #VotingMatters #Votersedge

Nonpartisan election guide. Find your ballot with key information on candidates and measures.

Have questions about voting? Election Protection provides Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive information a...
10/11/2018
About

Have questions about voting?

Election Protection provides Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive information and assistance at all stages of voting – from registration, to absentee and early voting, to casting a vote at the polls, to overcoming obstacles to voter participation.

Have your questions answered at the following hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE (administered by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law)

https://866ourvote.org/about/

#Vote #VotingMatters #VotingRights

The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection uses a wide range of tools and activities to protect, advanc...

Wondering about voting rights for people with a criminal conviction? In CA the only time you cannot vote is when you hav...
10/10/2018
Let Me Vote California

Wondering about voting rights for people with a criminal conviction?

In CA the only time you cannot vote is when you have a felony conviction and:
- you are currently serving a state or federal prison sentence OR
- you are currently on parole.

Your right to vote is automatically restored once you complete your sentence. You just need to register to vote.

A misdemeanor NEVER affects your right to vote.

Learn more at https://www.letmevoteca.org/

#Vote #VotingMatters #RegistertoVote

Grateful to the League of Women Voters Oakland Area for presenting to our public health department staff about the state...
10/05/2018
New and busy voter? Check out our Easy Voter Guide now!

Grateful to the League of Women Voters Oakland Area for presenting to our public health department staff about the statewide and regional measures on the November ballot.

If you haven't seen it, check out the LoWV Easy Voter guide! It's a great, nonpartisan resource to help you become an informed voter.
https://lwvc.org/news/new-and-busy-voter-check-out-our-easy-voter-guide-now

#Vote #VotingMatters #GetOutTheVote

Multilingual election info that's easy to read

Are you registered to vote? Alameda County residents, you  can easily check your registration status on the Alameda Coun...
10/03/2018
VoterProfile

Are you registered to vote?

Alameda County residents, you can easily check your registration status on the Alameda County Registrar of Voters website at https://www.acvote.org/app/voterprofile.

For California residents in other counties it just takes a minute to check with the Secretary of State at https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/

#Vote #VotingMatters #Registertovote

Registrar of Voters • 1225 Fallon Street, Rm. G-1, Oakland, CA 94612 • TEL (510) 272-6973 • FAX (510) 272-6982 • TDD (510) 208-4967

As of September 7th more than 19 million Californians were registered to vote — that's nearly 76% of all eligible voters...
10/02/2018
Record number of Californians ready to vote in midterm election

As of September 7th more than 19 million Californians were registered to vote — that's nearly 76% of all eligible voters in the state. It is the highest number of voters ahead of a midterm election in state history.

Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article219362210.html#storylink=cpy

And register to vote at https://www.acvote.org/voting/register-to-vote

#Vote #VotingMatters #Registertovote

More than three-quarters of eligible Californians are registered to vote ahead of the November midterm elections. That is nearly 1.5 million more people than were registered in 2014.

More than 200,000 California 16- and 17-year-olds have “pre-registered” to vote in the last two years, 100,000 of them i...
10/01/2018
High school students can pre-register to vote. This woman is making sure they do

More than 200,000 California 16- and 17-year-olds have “pre-registered” to vote in the last two years, 100,000 of them in the past five months.
https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article218994780.html

Pre-register at 16 or 17. Vote at 18.
https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/pre-register-16-vote-18/

#Vote #VotingMatters

In California and many other states, 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds can pre-register to vote. A Los Angeles attorney is working with high schools across the state to improve young voter turnout.

On #NationalVoterRegistrationDay 20 volunteers with the Alameda County Public Health Department and the Health Care for ...
09/27/2018

On #NationalVoterRegistrationDay 20 volunteers with the Alameda County Public Health Department and the Health Care for the Homeless program participated in a successful voter registration drive focused on residents experiencing homelessness - we visited 8 sites throughout the county and registered 56 people to vote!

#Vote #VotingMatters

It's National Voter Registration Day! Are you registered to vote? Alameda County residents can register to vote and find...
09/25/2018
www.acvote.org

It's National Voter Registration Day!
Are you registered to vote?

Alameda County residents can register to vote and find more information at https://www.acvote.org/index

#vote #nationalvoterregistrationday

Did you know that people experiencing homelessness can register and vote in all 50 states?Misconceptions about voting ri...
09/18/2018
You Don't Need a Home to Vote - National Coalition for the Homeless

Did you know that people experiencing homelessness can register and vote in all 50 states?

Misconceptions about voting rights keeps many people from the polls. Learn more at http://nationalhomeless.org/campaigns/voting/

You Don’t Need a Home to Vote What is the You Don’t Need a Home to Vote Campaign? What has been done since the campaign started? Register your Voting Rights events Resources Each election, low income and homeless individuals vote at a lower rate than people with higher incomes, despite the fact ...

Why Don't More Americans Vote? 53 years after the Voting Rights Act was signed into law why are so many Americans who ar...
08/13/2018
The Takeaway

Why Don't More Americans Vote?

53 years after the Voting Rights Act was signed into law why are so many Americans who are eligible to vote still not able or willing to do so? This podcast explores these questions around voter engagement and more - take a listen! #VotingMatters #RegisterToVote #VotingRights

https://www.npr.org/podcasts/381444253/pri-the-takeaway

A fresh alternative in daily news featuring critical conversations, live reports from the field, and listener participation. The Takeaway provides a breadth and depth of world, national, and regional news coverage that is unprecedented in public media.

07/19/2018
When We All Vote

Everybody is getting out to vote these days! #VotingMatters #RegisterToVote

Your vote is your voice. #WhenWeAllVote, we all do better. Register and volunteer at http://whenweallvote.org.

Nearly 40% of Alameda County’s registered voters turned out to cast ballots in the June election this year, an increase ...
07/11/2018
Voter Profile - Registrar of Voters - Alameda County

Nearly 40% of Alameda County’s registered voters turned out to cast ballots in the June election this year, an increase from Primary elections in past years, and above the overall turnout in the state.

Keep up the good work by checking with the Alameda County Registrar of Voters to make sure you are registered to vote - and mark your calendar for the November 6th election!

#VotingMatters #YourVoiceMatters #Vote

The June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election results are now certified and available at http://ACVOTE.org
06/26/2018

The June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election results are now certified and available at http://ACVOTE.org

06/05/2018

Your Vote is Your Voice!
Don't forget to get out to the polls today.📮
VOTING MATTERS!!

11/08/2016

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are important contributors to the vibrance and diversity of Alameda County, and to the Californian electorate.

AAPI candidates all across Californian ballots are also poised to make history, if elected, as some of the first AAPI officials in their positions and/or districts.

AAPI votes matter! Be sure to cast a ballot by 8 pm tonight to make sure your voice is heard!

Alameda County, your polling places are now open, and will remain open until 8 pm today! Check the location of your poll...
11/08/2016
Voter Profile - Registrar of Voters - Alameda County

Alameda County, your polling places are now open, and will remain open until 8 pm today! Check the location of your polling place here:

Your voice matters. Your vote matters. Cast a ballot today to help decide the policy that will impact our lives and the health of our communities!

You can also update your registration information, change your preferred language, and opt in / opt out of receiving your Voter Information Pamphlet by mail.

11/02/2016

Your voice matters -- and so does your vote, especially down the ballot. While a lot of news coverage is focused on the Presidential race, Alameda County residents have a lot of power to influence policy at the state, county, and city levels of government, and it's important to weigh in on state and local poicy to benefit the health and prosperity of our communities.

There are 17 state-wide ballot measures up for a vote in California. There are many more local measures, which vary from across municipalities.

This humorous -- but still poignant -- article from Buzzfeed reminds us how important it is to vote for candidates and issues other than just President. The article includes several resources to familiarize yourself with the downballot candidates and ballot initiatives that you'll be responsible for voting on, so check it out!

https://www.buzzfeed.com/susiearmitage/there-are-other-things-to-vote-for-besides-the-next-presiden?utm_term=.ylZGkrK0O#.jwWPlmw4p

The Voter's Edge widget on the Voting Matters hompage (www.acphd.org/voting-matters) is also a great resource to find out non--information ababout issues on your local ballot. All you have to do is input your home address or zipcode to look up your ballot!

11/01/2016

Oakland voters: if you're scratching your head about how to vote on your local ballot measures, scratch no more! The League of Women Voters of Oakland has put together short videos (Seriously, short! They're each less than 5 minutes long!) describing the pros and cons of each issue on the local ballot to help you make your decisions. Watch the videos, get educated, and go vote! http://www.lwvoakland.org/vidbalmeas.html

Election Day is on Tuesday, November 8th -- and early voting and vote-by-mail is well underway in Alameda County.

Your voice matters. Make sure it's heard by casting your ballot on or before November 8th!

The health of our communities relies on more than just personal health. We have to be active and engaged in the politica...
10/27/2016
Place Matters - Alameda County

The health of our communities relies on more than just personal health. We have to be active and engaged in the political process -- and voting is only the beginning.

Exercise your voice and exercise your vote on November 8th. But our work doesn't stop there -- we must continue to rally as a community to advocate for the changes we wish to see in our neighborhoods and networks. Together, we can make a difference.

Low-income communities of color grow healthier through community organizing
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-10-low-income-healthier.html

"By relying on the creativity, energy, leadership, and will of the people rather than outside academics and professionals (as is typical of nearly all traditional public health programs), in three years the communities achieved more than 70 environmental and policy changes that promoted children's healthy eating and active living."

Youth votes matter. Latinx votes matter. That's what recent research out of UC Davis's nonpartisan California Civic Enga...
10/26/2016
Young and Latinos Voted in Higher Numbers in 2016 Primary Election

Youth votes matter. Latinx votes matter. That's what recent research out of UC Davis's nonpartisan California Civic Engagement Project tells us, based on data of record turnout among these groups from the June 7th primary election, which took place earlier this year.

Let's be sure to continue these trends to make sure that youth and Latinx voices are well represented all across Alameda County on November 8th!

New data released today by the nonpartisan California Civic Engagement Project at UC Davis show that young and Latino voters in the state turned out in relatively high numbers for the June presidential primary election, significantly narrowing the participation gap for these historically underrepres...

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