October 14, 2016   
V ote and be heard!
Here's how West County residents can vote!
It's voting season, with a presidential election atop the ballot, and we want to ensure that our communities' voices are heard loud and clear. 

A prerequisite of a healthy, resilient democracy is participation, and getting out the vote requires our government and civic institutions to do their part in providing safe, orderly and easily accessible options to cast ballots. 

To that end, the county provides these options: 

* Register to vote via text message, a great new feature from our elections office! Just text to "2vote" and type in "contra costa" in the message, then follow the link in the return text. Information and instructions contained in this photo     --->

* Early voting, where you can drop by and vote in person any day from Monday, October 31 to Saturday, November 5. During the week, you can vote anytime from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. West County sites are: 

1. El Cerrito City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Ave. (at Manila Avenue), El Cerrito
2. Bay Hills Community Church, 4100 Klose Way (near Hilltop Mall), Richmond

* Drop off boxes for vote by mail ballots (no postage), available from October 10 to November 8. Each site will be open to drop off anytime during their normal business hours. The West County sites are: 

1. El Cerrito City Hall 10890 San Pablo Ave., at Manila Avenue
2. El Sobrante Library 4191 Appian Way, near San Pablo Dam Road
3. Hercules City Hall 111 Civic Dr., off Sycamore Avenue
4. Kensington Library  61 Arlington Ave., off Arlington Avenue
5. Pinole City Hall 2131 Pear St., near Tennent Avenue
6. Richmond City Hall 450 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 300, off Macdonald Avenue
7. San Pablo City Hall 13831 San Pablo Ave., Building 1, near Church Lane

* Polling places across our communities. A full list of polling places for November 8 is available by clicking here.

Let's vote! 
John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone