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Early Voting This Weekend At County Election Offices

The registrar of voters will be open this weekend in both Alameda and Contra Costa counties for early voting in Tuesday's election

Voters will be able to cast their ballots this weekend in Alameda and Contra Costa counties for the Nov. 6 general election.

The registrar of voters is holding early voting this weekend for voters who don't want to go to the polls on Tuesday.

In Alameda County, the elections office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The department is located in the basement of the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St., in Oakland.

Voters can cast ballots or turn in their mail-in ballots.

In Contra Costa County, the elections office will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday only. The office is located at 555 Escobar St. in Martinez.

Stay with Patch over the next few days. We will continue to provide you with the best information on Tuesday's election. We will also have up-to-the-minute results on Tuesday evening on state and national races as well as all the local races in your community.

You can also check this site's "elections" section under the "news" drop-down menu for our coverage over the past few months.

James Nelson November 03, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Election isn't that Important when people are going out of their way to Intimidate and Threat other Voters. Every time there's an Election people get more Stupid and less Civilized. Politics is a Cancer, nothing good comes from it. Everyone I know is avoiding the Voting Booths. The General Consensus being that the more people who choose a Side the less Stable the playing Field becomes. A woman asked me if there was still time to Register to Vote for the Election, I asked why she was choosing to Vote now (She's Never Voted) and her Answer was that "She felt she had to". Those are the WORST kinds of Voters to exist.
Jennifer McGaffey November 03, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Sorry to hear that, James - in my opinion, the more people who express their opinions in the voting booth the more stable the playing field (that is, our government!) becomes. If you leave it to the extremists and the ones who have been bought, you're going to lose out. Tell everyone from City Hall to the White House what you think and what you feel you need - as best you can, through these limited and often crippled propositions - and I don't think it can make things _worse_. I agree, however, that the election season shenanigans get worse every time. I spend months concentrating on ignoring all the political ads and dog-and-pony shows, so I can actually think about the individuals and issues. Hard work, but worth it to my mind.
Roger V. Tranfaglia November 03, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Mr. Nelson we ALL have an obligation to vote...regardless of your opinion.
Ally Gator November 04, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Roger, I respectfully disagree. I don't want those who don't care to vote. I question on what criteria they would base their decisions. A toss of a coin? A roll of the dice. Let those with conviction, who seek to inform their decisions, decide our future.
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