The 2020 Election - Tim Dupuis, Chief Information Officer and Registrar of Voters for Alameda County
The 2020 Election
Tim Dupuis, Chief Information Officer and Registrar of Voters for Alameda County
During this very informative presentation, Mr. Dupuis addressed the following topics:
  • How the voting process has changed since the November 2018 General Election and March 2020 Primary to the present with an emphasis on mail ballots, Accessible Voting Locations, and Drop Boxes.
  • The changes for the November 2020 General Election include
    • The number of Polling Precincts (800 precincts in 2018).
    • Accessible Voting Locations (4 in March 2020 vs. 100 in November 2020), which is 1 per 10,000 voters.  He shared a map of the new layoff and the voting process to ensure social distancing and health protocols.
    • Drop Boxes (28 vs. 66), which is 1 per 15,000 voters.
    • The number of poll workers required (4,800 for 1 day vs. 1700 per day for 4 days).
    • The number of day for in-person voting (1 day in 2018 vs, 4 days in 2020).
    • That mail in ballots will be accepted for 17 days after the election as long as they are postmarked by election day.
    • The of registered voters (879,912 in 2018 vs. 934,653 currently vs. 1,000,000 expected by election day.
    • The number languages in which ballots are available.  Six new languages were added this year (Burmese, Laotian, Mien, Mongolian, Hindi & Telugu) bring the total to 15 languages in which the ballot is available.
    • The PowerPoint presentation is available here.
More information regarding your right to vote is available at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters website.  Watch the entire presentation here.
  • Dan Willits reported that the Grants Committee has selected the following receipients:  Billy Bradford, who was in attendance at the meeting, for Bad Business Model BikesSave Our Seniors (SOS) Meals on Wheels; and, Redwood Christian Schools.
  • Aaron Lewis reported on a very successful Virtual Cheese Tasting held on September 30.  The folks at Castro Valley Marketplace were very pleased with the response and the follow-up business.  Members and guests raved about the event.  Aaron is looking at another event in the new year.
  • Margie Ramos sang Happy Birthday to Randy Vanderbilt.  She had to sing it twice since Randy was late to the meeting.
  • Lance Brede reported that he and Chris Carr toured the Eden Area Regional Occupational Program (ROP) as part of the Club's effort to support career education with high school students.
  • Randy Vanderbilt (Chili Cook-off) and Murline Monet (Rodeo Parade) reported that their committees are meeting this week to start planning for these events that, hoperfully, will occur on May 7-8, 2021.  Watch for details and how to volunteer.
  • President Gary Howard recognized John McPartland and Lance Brede as Rotarians of the Month for their work on putting together the recent Fire Prevention presentation.
From the press release:
This month the Rotary Club of Castro Valley honors two Rotarians of the Month: Captain Lance Brede of the East Bay Regional Park Police and retired Oakland Fire Department Battalion Chief John McPartland.

We are now deep into the ever-lengthening fire season in California. The recent days of darkness at noon, orange skies, and terrible air provided another reminder that our beautiful community is at risk of wildfires. Preparation is critical.

President Gary Howard stated “Lance and John worked collaboratively to
quickly organize a virtual fire information meeting for the communitythat featured Aileen Theile, chief of the EBRPD Fire Department, and Brian Centoni, Public Information Officer for the Alameda County Fire Department. They all gave the same advice: get prepared now. When a fire begins, it’s too late.  Many thanks to Lance and John for making this valuable event happen.  We are fortunate to have both leaders as members of the Castro Valley community.”  

The entire presentation can be viewed at  
  • Members are requested to register for lunch meeting on ClubRunner under Upcoming Events.
  • The Zoom link to access the the lunch meeting is always: 
October 13 - Lunch Meeting via Zoom at 12:00 pm
  • Speaker - Nancy O'Malley, Alameda County District Attorney
  • Topic - Human Trafficking in Alameda County
Octobere 14 - Racial Discrimination Forum via Zoom at 6:00 pm
  • Contact Mark Poniatowski for details
October 20  - Lunch Meeting via Zoom at 12:00 pm
  • Speaker - Ken Carbone, Chair of the Castrol Valley MAC
  • Topic - What's Up at CV MAC?
October 21 - Endowment Board Meeting via Zoom at 5:30 pm
  • Chair Bruce Johnson will send the agenda to Board member.
October 21 - Board Meeting via Zoom at 6:00 pm
  • President Gary Howard will send the agenda to Board member.
  • All members are invited to attend.
October 27 - Lunch Meeting via Zoom at 12:00 pm
  • Speaker - Raul Andino, PhD, Professor of Immunology and Microbiology
    University of California, San Francisco
  • Topic - A New Polio Vaccine