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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.
As of Wednesday, 49% of Berkeley’s ballots had already been received. One district has fallen way behind the rest.
Berkeleyans have donated over $5.4 million to the two presidential campaigns, 98.5% of which is to one candidate, and over half of which has come from two of the city’s zip codes.
By law, independent expenditure campaigns must act independently of the candidates they are backing. They can’t communicate or even coordinate with those running for office.
The Alameda County registrar of voters mailed ballots to 78,000 Berkeley residents in early October, but some have not been delivered yet.
In a race with no incumbents, six candidates are running to fill two seats during an academic year upended by COVID-19.
Critical information about who is paying for campaign materials is missing, the complaints state.
Berkeleyside has received numerous reports of missing ballots: those that were mailed to voters but never arrived. Help us figure out how widespread this problem is.
South Berkeley voters will have to decide whether they are happy with the leadership of four-year incumbent Ben Bartlett, or whether they want something new.
This week, Alameda County added four new 24-hour ballot boxes in Berkeley.