How to Vote By Mail, Drop Boxes, and Ballot Measures | Kaplan for Oakland

It is important to return your ballot early, and consider dropping it in an official ballot drop box. Go through your entire ballot, and include local races and Measures when you vote. (Measure suggestions below).


California voters have been sent vote-by-mail ballots.  You can return your ballot by mail Ballot Drop Box(no postage required, send it back ASAP). You can drop it into an official ballot drop-boxes like the kind shown in photo. Here is a list of official drop boxes. 

You can check your voter registration status or register to vote online here.   

Also, the Oakland Coliseum-Arena site will be a safe distance voting site. Open for voting in person and for ballot drop off, Oct 31-Nov 3rd.  More details here.

When you fill out your ballot, make sure to look at each page, both sides, and to find all the different races for candidates and ballot measures.  To vote for Rebecca Kaplan for Oakland City Council at-large, go to the page with the Oakland local races, find the section for Council at-large, and fill in the line for Rebecca Kaplan as your First Choice Vote.


For Ballot Measures, we suggest the following:
Prop 14: Stem Cell Research Bond: Yes
Prop 15: Schools & Communities First (Split Roll Tax Reform): Yes
Prop 16: Repeal Prop 209 and Reinstate Affirmative Action: Yes
Prop 17: Restore Voting Rights: Yes
Prop 18: 17 Year Old’s voting in Primaries: Yes
Prop 19: Tax transfer revise and fire funding: Yes
Prop 20: Increasing Incarceration: No
Prop 21: Partial Costa-Hawkins Repeal & Expanding Rent Control: Yes
Prop 22: Anti-Worker Classification Measure: No
Prop 23: Dialysis Safety Measure: Yes
Prop 25: Eliminate Cash Bail: Yes
Oakland Police Commission Measure S1: Yes
Oakland Youth Vote Measure QQ: Yes
Oakland Unified School District Measure Y: Yes