A guide to Oakland’s Nov. 8 general election
The county Board of Supervisors voted to create an election commission to oversee the registrar of voters.
Intended to provide more transparency and accountability, the Nov. 8 election recount will include Oakland Unified’s hotly contested D4 race.
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The possible recount comes after the Registrar of Voters disclosed that it made an error tallying ballots, possibly resulting in the wrong winner in a school board race.
The OUSD District 4 race was “affected” by an “issue,” according to the registrar’s office.
City Council District 2
City Council District 4
City Council District 6
OUSD School Board
In the next few weeks, Hutchinson must be sworn into the District 4 seat vacated by Nick Resnick, and the school board will have to decide how to fill his current seat in District 5.
His victory in OUSD’s District 4 race had been in question ever since the county registrar announced it made an error, and that Mike Hutchinson actually received more votes.
A judge set a date of March 16 to review evidence that will decide whether Mike Hutchinson or Nick Resnick represents District 4 on the OUSD board.
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Oakland Unified is opposing a policy change before the California Public Utilities Commission, saying it could disincentivize green energy projects.
The OUSD board unanimously approved an agreement allowing Cox Academy to use the state funds. Also, a new report describes serious problems at American Indian Public Charter School.
The Oakland Literacy Coalition is looking to support community groups serving preschool to high school-aged children.
If early results hold, supporters say OUSD schools will maintain key funding and the city will have millions more to build affordable housing and infrastructure.
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The measure to allow noncitizen parents to vote in school board elections could face legal challenges.
The 20-year, $68 property tax will fund the zoo’s many programs, but not all Oakland residents support it.
How do I register to vote?
The easiest way to register is on the Secretary of State’s website. You’ll need a driver’s license or state ID card, birth date, and Social Security Number. You can also register in person at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters office in downtown Oakland. The deadline is Oct. 24, but you can also register on the same day you vote if you go to an in-person voting center.
Where’s my ballot?
All registered Alameda County voters will be sent a ballot in the mail. You can track your ballot using this website. You can use the same website to track your ballot once you’ve mailed it or dropped it off.
Where do I vote?
By mail: You can mail your ballot back to the registrar using its pre-paid postage. To count, it must be postmarked on or before Election Day.
Drop it off: Here’s a map of all the dropboxes in Alameda County. You can do this on or before Nov. 8.
In person: If you prefer to cast your vote in person, you can do so at any of the 100 voting centers in Alameda County. So Oakland residents who work in Fremont can choose to vote at a center there if that’s easier.