Vote Centers In Fremont: Where To Vote In Person 2020

Bea Karnes
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FREMONT, CA — Voting in the November Presidential Election may look a little different this year, with many ballots already cast by mail. But you can still cast or hand off your ballot in person this year — and you can do it early or on Election Day.

Dubbed “vote centers” rather than “polling places,” physical voting locations will also be a bit different than in years past.

The amount of in-person polling places in California will be limited compared to previous elections, in accordance with a law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in August, but some vote centers already opened up as early as Oct. 24.

Centers are required to remain open Saturday through Monday Nov. 2 for at least eight hours each day and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Although every registered and active voter in California was already mailed a ballot in October, polling places will still be open for same day voter registration, for those who need assistance with language or disabilities — or for those who simply want to witness the historic election day unfold.

In Fremont, a dozen vote centers will open up Saturday. There are drop-boxes for already marked ballots at all voting centers.

Fremont Vote Centers

All vote centers will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 31 - Nov. 2. Hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election day, Nov. 3. Here are the locations in Fremont:

  • AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL, 36300 FREMONT BLVD., FREMONT, CA 94536

  • ARDENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 33955 EMILIA LANE, FREMONT, CA 94555

  • E.M. GRIMMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 43030 NEWPORT DR., FREMONT,CA 94538

  • FREMONT ADULT SCHOOL, 4700 CALAVERAS AVE., FREMONT, CA 94538

  • FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY, 2450 STEVENSON BLVD., FREMONT,CA 94538

  • ISLAMIC CENTER OF FREMONT, 42412 ALBRAE ST., FREMONT,CA 94538

  • JAMES LEITCH ELEMANTARY SCHOOL, 47100 FERNALD ST., FREMONT,CA 94539

  • MISSION SAN JOSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 43545 BRYANT ST., FREMONT,CA 94539

  • PARADISE EVENT CENTER, 4100 PERALTA BLVD., FREMONT,CA 94536

  • SIKH TEMPLE, 300 GURDWARA RD., FREMONT,CA 94536

  • VALLEJO MILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 38569 CANYON HEIGHTS DR., FREMONT,CA 94536

  • WARWICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 3375 WARWICK RD., FREMONT,CA 94555

All of these changes to voting in California this year are to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Vote center volunteers and employees are required to space voting booths apart, sanitize surfaces and encourage those waiting in line to socially distance.

Voters are encouraged to arrive with a face covering, but those who show up without will be provided one.

Some of the first vote centers opened in California Oct. 21; in Los Angeles, hundreds lined up outside the Staples Center waiting to vote in person.

In California, more than 21 million ballots were mailed to voters, and an astonishing 7 million ballots have already been cast in the state in this historic election.

— Written by Patch editor Kat Schuster with additional reporting by Bea Karnes

This article originally appeared on the Fremont Patch