Alameda County voters have until 5 p.m. Oct. 30 to request a mail-in ballot for the General Election.

Voters who are registered to cast their ballots in the Nov. 6 election can fill out the application on the back of the sample ballot or complete an online vote-by-mail application at www.acgov.org/rov.

They can also mail a written request to the Alameda County Registrar of Voters, 1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1, Oakland, Calif., 94612.

All requests for mail-in ballots must be in writing and include the voter's signature. Requests by telephone will not be accepted.

Once they complete their ballots, voters must return them to the Registrar of Voters or any polling place within Alameda County no later than the close of polls on Election Day. Postmarks are not accepted.

For more information, contact the Registrar of Voters, 510-272-6973.