A judge rejected a public records lawsuit brought by two voting rights organizations hoping to pressure the county to hand over voting data.
How to register and vote, what’s on the ballot, voters’ rights, and other Nov. 8 election essentials.
In the June primary, voters will choose between L.K. Monroe and Alysse Castro for county superintendent. Here’s a guide to understanding how the office works.
Four candidates are running for DA in the June 7 primary to fill the seat of Nancy O’Malley, who is retiring. Here are the basics.
Election monitors found that over 100 ballots were lost at an East Oakland voting center, and say language access laws weren’t followed at others.
The Berkeleyside team will be out in force Tuesday, visiting voting centers throughout the day, then reporting results as soon as they are available after the polls close.
Voters in Berkeley can walk, roll or drive by to drop off their ballots at a no-contact “drop stop” Thursday and Friday.
Update, Monday, Nov. 14, 5:43 p.m. Cheryl Davila has increased her lead in City Council District 2, from 50.77% Friday to 50.82% Monday. Nearly 100 votes now separate her from incumbent Darryl Moore after Nanci Armstrong-Temple’s votes were allocated to each candidate. The Registrar of Voters continued until today to accept ballots postmarked by Tuesday, Nov. 8, but […]
The city of Berkeley recently posted this handy guide to ranked-choice voting, and Berkeleyside is in turn sharing it with our readers. Ranked-choice voting (RCV) only comes into play when the top choice does not receive more than 50% of the votes. Worth noting: RCV has only happened twice in Berkeley out of the 12 council races since […]
Ty Alper, a challenger, has won a seat on the Berkeley School Board with the most votes – so far — in a close race, while incumbent Josh Daniels received the second-to-most votes. The race for the third board seat, between incumbents Karen Hemphill and Julie Sinai is so close — about a half of […]
The Alameda County Registrar of Voters has sent out 27,000 postcards to Berkeley voters informing them that the date of the election printed on their mail-in ballots is wrong. The date reads Nov. 5, when of course the actual date is Nov. 4. “This is an unfortunate error on some vote-by-mail envelopes sent to voters […]
Alameda County is the first populous county in California to complete its election count, according to Registrar of Voters Dave Macdonald (“If I can brag a little,” he said). The countywide turnout of 74.3% was slightly down on 2008, when it reached 78.3%. The registrar published the final, uncertified count last night. Detailed precinct by […]