Uncounted ballots at the registrar’s office in downtown Oakland. Photo: Tracey Taylor Uncounted ballots at the registrar’s office in downtown Oakland. Photo: Tracey Taylor In the latest results from the Registrar of Voters, the Yes on T campaign has inched into the lead: 16,640 to 16,639. On election night, opponents of Measure T, which would […]
After loss, mayoral candidates say voters want change
Councilman Kriss Worthington, District 7, believes mayoral challengers like him helped stop a drift to the right in Berkeley. Photo: Emilie Raguso Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates may have won re-election Tuesday, but his challengers say their campaigns still made a difference. Councilman Kriss Worthington, second place finisher, said he knew the odds were daunting. “I […]
Election email overload: What gives?
One California voter takes a look at a day of campaign mailers, noting, “They’re not going to influence my vote, but they will help heat my house this winter.” Photo: Robert Couse-Baker By November in a big election year, many residents are familiar with the daily handful of campaign literature that bursts forth from the […]
West Berkeley measure gap narrows to 26 votes
It’s not over ’til it’s over: staff at the Alameda County Registrar processing ballots on Wednesday Nov. 7. Photo: Tracey Taylor It’s not over ’til it’s over: staff at the Alameda County Registrar processing ballots on Wednesday Nov. 7. Photo: Tracey Taylor The latest Berkeley vote tallies, updated with some of the vote by mail […]
Mayor Bates hails election as harbinger of change
Berkeley’s Tom Bates campaign HQ on election night: with his re-election as mayor, and the possible failure of two key measures he supported, are we back to square one? Photo: D. H. Parks Berkeley’s Tom Bates campaign HQ on election night: with his re-election as mayor, and the possible failure of two key measures he […]
Remaining Berkeley votes could change close contests
Measure T, which calls for the rezoning of West Berkeley, narrowly failed but uncounted votes may change the outcome. Photo: Tracey Taylor Update, 11:45 a.m.: According to election law, the remaining votes must be counted and reported within 31 days of the election, so by Dec. 7. Councilman Gordon Wozniak, writing in our Comments section, […]
Berkeley’s election night live blogging: latest results
Mayor Tom Bates, comfortably re-elected. Photo: Emilie Raguso 9:10 a.m. That isn’t quite it. As several commenters have pointed out, there are plenty of Berkeley votes still to be counted: most of the absentees, provisional ballots, many vote-by-mail ballots. If turnout is around 2008 levels, it might be another 20,000 votes. Some of the close […]
Photo slideshow: Berkeley goes out to vote
Berkeleyside contributing photographer Pete Rosos was out early today, capturing some of the city’s election moments. (Click “Show Info” for caption information.) See the latest campaign finance information at Berkeley Voter’s Edge, our collaboration with MapLight. Find your polling place, or a spot to drop off your absentee ballot, via our handy map. And see all Berkeleyside’s […]
Board candidate accuses Capitelli aide of trespassing
Pamela Gray, an aide to Laurie Capitelli, took this photo of campaign signs she said she found in Alejandro Soto-Vigil’s recycling bin on Monday Pamela Gray, an aide to Laurie Capitelli, took this photo of campaign signs she said she found in Alejandro Soto-Vigil’s recycling bin on Monday A candidate for the Berkeley Rent Board, […]
Snapshot: How is voting going in Berkeley?
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Where to watch election results in Berkeley
With the nation focused on the outcome of the presidential election Tuesday night, we’ve compiled this list of where you can join friends, neighbors and fellow community members to experience the results together. Let us know in the comments below if we missed a great event at your favorite spot. We definitely want to hear […]
Why do some absentee voters get free postage?
Some Alameda County residents received mail-in ballots with the postage already paid. Photo: Peter Sussman Last week, after reading Berkeleyside’s round-up on postage costs for mail-in ballots, we heard from one reader who described himself as “truly baffled.” Officials had said voters in Berkeley had absentee ballots requiring postage up to $1.50 due to multiple […]