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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Register online to track when your ballot is mailed, received, and counted

Berkeley, California (Friday, August 20, 2021) - Use one of six secure drop boxes throughout Berkeley to turn in your ballot anytime, day or night, until 8pm on election day. For the September 14 recall election, all registered voters are receiving a vote-by-mail ballot.

24-hour ballots drop boxes

To support expanded mail voting due to COVID-19, the Registrar of Voters has opened drop boxes across Alameda County, including six locations in Berkeley.

These six are the official Berkeley drop boxes:

  • 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, September 14. You do not need postage for ballots submitted at the drop box.

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 September 11 - September 14.

Accessible Voting Locations  replace neighborhood polling places in this election. These larger spaces are intended to support voters in the vote-by-mail process, and will be open for voting 9am-5pm from Saturday, September 11 through Monday, September 13. On election day, voting locations will be open 7am-8pm.

There are nine accessible voting locations in Berkeley:

  • Lutheran Church of The Cross, 1980 Allston Way Berkeley
  • Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street Berkeley
  • Rosa Parks School Multi-Use Room, 920 Allston Way Berkeley
  • Longfellow School Gym, 1500 Derby Street Berkeley
  • City of Berkeley Building, 1011 University Avenue Berkeley
  • Life Adventist Church of Berkeley, 2236 Parker Street Berkeley
  • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 401 Grizzly Peak Blvd Berkeley
  • Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins Street Berkeley
  • Willard Middle School, 2425 Stuart Street Berkeley

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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