Early voting in Contra Costa County, highest number of registered voters

With just eight days until Election Day, some voters in Contra Costa County are getting a head start at the polls with early voting.

For weeks, voters have been trickling into the one location in Contra Costa County that’s open for in-person early voting

“We’ve seen a steady stream everyday of people coming in to vote,” Joe Canciamilla, Contra Costa County clerk, said on Monday.

About 250 people have cast their ballots before Election Day at the elections office on Escobar Street in Martinez. Canciamilla said there’s no difference between voting on November 6th and voting in person before, but going in person isn’t the only way you can get your vote in early.

The elections office has gotten 72,000 mail in ballots. This location is one with a 24 hour mail in ballot drop box.

Starting November 1st, three other remote early voting locations will open at the Bay Hills Community Church in Richmond, Antioch Community Center and Walnut Creek City Hall.