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February 3, 2012 > Voter profile feature released to public

Voter profile feature released to public

Submitted By Registrar of Voters Dave Macdonald

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters has launched a new online "Voter Profile" feature that allows registered voters in the County to review all aspects of their voter status with the click of a button. The new feature is available at the Registrar of Voters website at: www.acgov.org/rov.

Alameda County is believed to be the first county in California to offer this voter-friendly online feature, which allows voters to quickly review and update key aspects of their voter status with Alameda County. The Voter Profile is available in five languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

By typing in their address and date of birth, users of the new feature will be able to quickly access their Voter Profile, which allows them to:
* Learn if their registration is current
* Verify their political party affiliation; the Voter Profile also provides easy information on how to change this affiliation if desired
* Find the date they registered to vote in Alameda County
* See if they are registered to vote-by-mail
* See the preferred language in which they are signed up to receive voting materials. The new website allows the voter to easily change their preferred language if they choose to do so
* Find how they are signed up to receive sample ballots and other key elections materials. The website also allows voters to easily change how they prefer to receive these elections materials.

The voter profile also lists all federal, State and local districts in which the voter is eligible to cast a vote.

During election season, the feature also lists the date of the next election and the location of the voter's registered polling place.

"Some of this information has been available previously through our website, but this new feature allows the voter to review all key aspects of their voting status in one central place,'' said Dave Macdonald, Alameda County Registrar of Voters. "Sometimes long periods of time pass between elections, and in this interim period a person's circumstances may change. We feel this is a useful service to the voter in that it will allow them to quickly review and, if necessary, make changes to the way they will participate in an upcoming election.''

To learn more about the online Voter Profile feature, call the Registrar of Voters office at (510) 272-6933 or go to www.acgov.org/rov.
1225 Fallon Street ¥ Oakland, California 94612-4283 ¥ (510) 272-6973 ¥ Fax (510) 272-6982 ¥ TDD (510) 208-4967

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