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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Those who miss the deadline can register conditionally

Berkeley, California (Friday, February 07, 2020) - Register by Tuesday, February 18 to vote in the March 3 election, which includes the presidential primary and three ballot measures for Berkeley public schools.

If you are already registered, check your registration status before February 18 to confirm that your information is correct. You need to re-register if you have moved, changed your name, or wish to change your political party preference.

How to register to vote

Register to vote online at the California Secretary of State's website.

You'll need:

  • California driver's license or ID card number
  • last 4 digits of your social security number
  • date of birth

If you don't have a California driver's license or state-issued ID, you can still fill out the online registration form. The website will create a pre-filled application for you to print, sign, and mail.

Paper registration applications are available at any public library, the City Clerk Department at 2180 Milvia Street, the US post office, or DMV. Paper applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by 5pm on Tuesday, February 18 to:

Alameda County Registrar of Voters
1225 Fallon Street, Room G1
Oakland, CA 94612 

Same day registration

If you miss the deadline, you can still vote provisionally by registering at your polling place on election day, or at the Registrar of Voters between February 19 and March 3.

If you register after February 18, your ballot will be processed and counted after the Registrar of Voters has verified your registration. That verification takes time, so these "conditional ballots" will not be counted in election night results.

Who can vote

To be eligible to vote in California, you must be:

  • a United States citizen
  • a California resident
  • 18 years or older on Election Day
  • not currently in prison or on parole for a felony
  • not currently judged mentally incompetent to vote by a court of law

Voting in the presidential primary

If you are registered as a member of a political party, you can only vote for that party's presidential candidates on March 3. To vote in a different party's primary, you need to re-register and change your party affiliation.

Voters registered with "No Party Preference" may request a primary ballot for the American Independent, Democratic, or Libertarian parties at their polling place on election day. If you've already received a vote-by-mail ballot with no presidential candidates, you can exchange it for a ballot from one of these parties at a polling place on election day or by contacting the Registrar of Voters.

Berkeley ballot measures

There are three Berkeley-specific measures on the March 3 ballot.

Find information about Measure E, Measure G, and Measure H on Voters Edge California, a non-partisan website that provides the full text of the proposed legislation, the Alameda County Counsel's impartial analysis, and published voter guide arguments for and against each measure.


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