A guide to Oakland’s Nov. 8 general election
Complete results: Oakland 2022 election
Ballot counting for the Oakland mayor’s race, City Council, school board, and local ballot measures was completed on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Alameda supervisors greenlight recount for Oakland mayor’s race
Intended to provide more transparency and accountability, the Nov. 8 election recount will include Oakland Unified’s hotly contested D4 race.
Recount for real? County supervisor calls for an independent recount of Oakland’s ranked-choice elections
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.
Alameda County Registrar miscounted Oakland ballots for 2022 election
The OUSD District 4 race was “affected” by an “issue,” according to the registrar’s office.
Election hands setbacks, wins to renters and landlords in Oakland and Alameda County
Rebecca Kaplan lost the District 3 race to Lena Tam, who could be the deciding vote to end the county’s eviction moratorium. But a renter-friendly majority controls Oakland City Council with an ally in the mayor’s office.
Election 2022: Here’s what Oakland residents want their next mayor to focus on￼
Homelessness, public safety, illegal dumping, and racial equity were among the priorities for voters we interviewed.
City Council District 2
City Council District 4
City Council District 6
OUSD School Board
Judge declares Mike Hutchinson winner of OUSD school board race
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.
Nick Resnick resigns from Oakland school board
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.
Oakland’s contested school board election is going to trial
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.
More OUSD news
Oakland Tech girls basketball aiming for third consecutive state title
Taliyah Logwood, the Bulldogs’ defensive stopper, has found a home on the court and in classroom with support from her head coach, Leroy Hurt.
OUSD board rejects budget cuts
The move came despite warnings that doing so will set the district back financially and hinder its ability to raise teacher salaries.
Can McClymonds High basketball return to its glory days?
The alma mater of NBA greats Bill Russell and Paul Silas is making strides under second-year coach and alum Barry Bell.
All 10 Oakland ballot measures appear on track to pass
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.
Housing on your Oakland ballot: 3 measures tackle social housing, infrastructure, and eviction protections
Here’s what you need to know about Oakland measures Q, U, and V.
Measure H and Measure S on your Oakland ballot: college readiness and noncitizen voting
The measure to allow noncitizen parents to vote in school board elections could face legal challenges.
Oakland Measure Y: Parcel tax would support Oakland Zoo
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.