Kriss Worthington On election night last Tuesday, only one of the Berkeley local races was technically undecided. In District 7, incumbent Kriss Worthington has captured 49.69% of the vote, just short of the required 50%. So it was clear that, barring a total sweep of second-choice votes by rival George Beier, Worthington would be reelected. […]
City supports public education with Measures H and I
As we reported last night, the results on Berkeley Unified School District’s Measures H and I proved thoroughly undramatic throughout the evening. Measure H, which approved a parcel tax to fund maintenance, required a two-thirds majority to pass. It actually surpassed 80%. Measure I, which allows for up to $210 million in bonds to be […]
Berkeley voters choose direction for downtown
Berkeley voters overwhelmingly approved a new downtown plan Tuesday, paving the way for construction of five new tall buildings and a denser, transit-oriented community. Voters passed the controversial Measure R with 64% of the vote. “I was floored that 64% of the people voted the way they did,” Mayor Tom Bates said Wednesday. “It said […]
Election 2010 results: Berkeley winners
Berkeleyside’s Lance Knobel was stationed at Alameda’s Registrar of Voters offices from 8pm last night live-blogging the election results until the wee hours. He posted the last results at 1.35am this morning. Here is the summary for those too busy to relive the step-by-step drama. City Council Incumbent City Councilmembers all held their seats (although Worthington […]
Election 2010: liveblogging the results
1:35 a.m. If any benighted souls are still with me, thanks. In the final stretch I know I didn’t maintain the usual standard of being consistent with the number of significant figures in percentages, but I hope readers will excuse that. Also, thanks for the many supportive comments that you posted this evening. We’re really […]
The most comprehensive Berkeley election coverage
There are plenty of places for you to watch, listen or surf national or even state election results tonight. But we’re determined that Berkeleyside provides the most timely, comprehensive coverage of our local elections. I’ll be live blogging and tweeting from the Clerk of Elections offices tonight, so that Berkeleysiders can get the vote tallies […]
Go out and vote
If the lack of activity at my polling place is any indication, Berkeleyans need every encouragement to go out to vote today. The polls are open until 8 p.m. tonight. If you don’t know where your polling place is located, the Registrar of Voters has a handy lookup page on its website. When you do […]
Measures S and T would grow city’s cannabis industry
A tray of cannabis at Berkeley Patients Group waiting to be examined Berkeley residents will vote on two ballot measures on Tuesday that could lead to a greatly expanded medical cannabis industry in the city – and hundreds of thousands of new dollars for the city’s coffers. Measure T would increase the number of places […]
Will ranked-choice voting change the election?
At Tuesday’s election, Berkeley voters will have their first experience of ranked-choice voting (RCV), also known as instant runoff voting. RCV is being used in Berkeley’s City Council elections. In RCV (explained rather folksily in the video above), voters can rank their candidate preferences. If no candidate wins a majority (50% plus one), the candidate […]
Lawn sign wars?
Yard sign for Wozniak Following our story on Monday gauging the temperature of the District 8 City Council race by the number of lawn signs, incumbent Gordon Wozniak sent out the following email to his supporters: I am in a tough re-election fight against two opponents who are running coordinated negative campaigns.Today Berkeleyside stated that […]
No on Measure P?
No on R, or is it P, sign Berkeleysider Alan Tobey beat me to the punch with his comment earlier today about yard signs. When I was doing my count of District 8 signs, I saw plenty of signs on what I thought were Measure P. Having followed the election pretty closely, I wasn’t familiar […]
Election 2010: Counting the signs
Yard sign for Jacquelyn McCormick With the election little more than a week away, local campaigns can be frustrating for political junkies. There are no polls for amateur Nate Silvers to pore over, no phalanx of commentators wondering about every slip or coup, no barrage of television ads to sift. So how can we take […]