How to Vote, 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 or voting site. 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.  Kaplan returns ballot in official drop boxYou 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 online here.   If you still need to Register, you can do it in person and vote at the Registrar of Voters, 1225 Fallon St., Oakland.  More info:

Also, the Oakland Coliseum-Arena site will be a safe distance early 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, use blue or black pen to fill in the ovals.  Make sure to look at both sides of each page, 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 council, and in the section for Council at-large, fill in the oval for Rebecca Kaplan as your 1st Choice Vote.

Picture of filled out ballot    Photo of blue pen and ballot filled out

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


And for more on how to complete your ballot, fill out your envelope, and return it to an official ballot drop box, check out this video: