Alameda County voters have so many races and measures to vote on in the Nov. 2 election that they will have to include additional postage if they are voting by mail, according to the county's registrar of voters.
Vote-by-mail ballots in the county will require 78 cents worth of postage because of the multiple ballot cards from the various local, state and federal races and measures.
The launch of ranked-choice voting in Berkeley, Oakland and San Leandro for this election means voters in those communities will receive three ballot cards, while voters in all other cities and unincorporated parts of the county will receive two ballot cards.
Multiple ballot cards are also required in several neighboring counties as well, according to the registrar of voters.
The county has already mailed out several hundred thousand vote-by-mail ballots, which must be received by the registrar of voters by 8 p.m. on Nov. 2 to be counted. Voters can also drop off their completed vote-by-mail ballots at any Alameda County polling place on Election Day.
Voters are encouraged to complete their ballots and mail them in as soon as possible to avoid the last-minute rush.