Residential waste, recycling, and compost pickup service will be one day behind regular schedules Monday, October 26 through Saturday, October 31. Regular collection schedules will resume Monday, November 2.

Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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DROP OFF VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS 24 HOURS A DAY AT ONE OF 6 SECURE DROP BOXES IN BERKELEY
Register online to track when your ballot is mailed, received, and counted

Berkeley, California (Thursday, October 15, 2020) - Use one of six secure drop boxes throughout Berkeley to turn in your ballot anytime, day or night, until 8pm on election day. This year, all registered voters are receiving a vote-by-mail ballot for the November 3 election.

To support expanded mail voting during COVID-19, the Registrar of Voters has added new drop boxes across Alameda County, including at four new locations in Berkeley. 24-hour drop boxes are available at:

  • Berkeley Civic Center Building, 2180 Milvia
  • University of California Berkeley, between Sather Gate and Architects & Engineers Building
  • Frances Albrier Recreation Center, 2800 Park
  • Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue
  • North Branch Library, 1170 The Alameda
  • West Branch Library, 1125 University

The Registrar of Voters picks up ballots from the drop boxes every day. The last pickup will be 8pm on Tuesday, November 3. You do not need postage for ballots submitted at the drop box. The six drop boxes listed above are the only official drop boxes in Berkeley.

Make sure your vote is counted:

  • Use the return envelope provided
  • Sign the back of your envelope
  • Only use a drop box in the County in which you are registered to vote

Accessible Voting Locations

You can also turn in ballots at any of 66 secure drop boxes throughout Alameda County or at any of 100 Alameda County "Accessible Voting Locations" that will be open October 31 - November 3.

Accessible Voting Locations replace neighborhood polling places in this election. These larger spaces are intended to support COVID-19 social distancing, and will be open for voting 9am-5pm from Saturday, October 31 through Monday, November 2. On election day, voting locations will be open 7am-8pm.

There are nine accessible voting locations in Berkeley:

  • Berkeley High School gym, 1980 Allston
  • Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline
  • Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial
  • Longfellow School Gym, 1500 Derby
  • City of Berkeley facility (formerly Premier Cru), 1011 University
  • MLK Student Union 3rd Floor ballroom, 2455 Bancroft
  • Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda
  • Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins
  • Willard Middle School, 2425 Stuart

Track my ballot

Alameda County has an online tool for tracking your ballot's progress. Sign up at Track My Ballot to get notifications by email, text, or phone when your ballot is mailed, received, and counted. The tool is available in nine languages.

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