A judge rejected a public records lawsuit brought by two voting rights organizations hoping to pressure the county to hand over voting data.
Tag: Election 2020
Alameda County’s election was marred by systemic problems, say voting rights groups
Election monitors found that over 100 ballots were lost at an East Oakland voting center, and say language access laws weren’t followed at others.
Oakland’s District 5 City Council race is a nail-biter
Incumbent councilmember Noel Gallo is still leading by a thin margin. But challengers Richard Santos Raya and Zoe Lopez-Meraz say their ranked-choice strategy might still pay off.
Did renters’ rights shape Oakland elections this year?
As Carroll Fife declares victory in D3, voters appear to have put their confidence in candidates who share a goal: protecting tenants.
Oakland school board races come into view, and outgoing members reflect
The teacher’s union, which spent far less on races than other groups, saw a majority of their preferred candidates prevail.
Oakland voters overwhelmingly back police oversight measure
For the second time in four years, a supermajority of Oaklanders voted to give a civilian police commission vast authority.
Oakland live election results 2020
Election results for Oakland City Council, OUSD school board, City Attorney, and Oakland ballot measures.
Oakland artists are projecting huge animated murals around town to help voters find ballot boxes
The Civil Rights-era inspired images gleamed from the walls of the Alameda County Courthouse Sunday night. They’ll be at Frank Ogawa Plaza Tuesday night.
What happens if Oakland voters don’t know their usual polling place is closed this year? These volunteers have a plan
A volunteer group is posting flyers at each of Oakland’s usual polling places to make sure voters know about this year’s 26 voting centers.
Oakland 2020 election live updates: A rally at Frank Ogawa; ranked-choice voting early results
Our reporters were out and about all day and night Tuesday, checking in voting centers and talking to candidates after results started coming in.
Map: Where to drop your ballot at 24/7 official drop boxes in Oakland
There are 17 drop boxes across Oakland, and 66 across Alameda County. You can use any of them. Don’t forget to sign your envelope first!
Voting in person for the 2020 election? Here’s what Oaklanders need to know
Worried about voter intimidation, lost mail, language barriers, COVID-19, or long lines? We looked into it for you, and spell out your rights.
Spending by independent groups soars in Oakland City Council, school board elections
Wealthy individuals, business groups, and unions have poured over $2 million into local races to influence voters.
Measure Y: a $735 million bond to upgrade and repair Oakland schools
Wondering about this year’s school bond measure? Watch our video explainer and get up to speed.
Measure QQ: Lowering the voting age for school board races
The measure is one of four on the Oakland ballot this year. We produced an explainer video to give you the vital details.
Measure RR: Removing the fine limit for illegal dumping and blight
This Oakland ballot measure would allow the city to set higher fines for code violations like illegal dumping. Watch our explainer video to learn more.
Measure S1: Should Oakland have a stronger Police Commission?
This local ballot initiative would fund a new staff position for the commission, among other changes. Our video explainer provides the details.
Se abre el camino para el puesto de concejal en el Distrito 7 de Oakland
Con la jubilación del concejal Larry Reid, cinco candidatos esperan convertirse en el próximo representante.
Oakland city attorney election: incumbent Barbara Parker faces Eli Ferran
Ferran, who used to work for Parker, says the City Attorney’s Office is unfocused and has made big mistakes. Parker says she’s far more experienced and capable of managing the city’s team of lawyers.
These Oakland civic groups are finding new ways to mobilize voters during the pandemic
Voter registration efforts have focused on East and West Oakland, where voter turnout has been lowest.