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.
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.
As Carroll Fife declares victory in D3, voters appear to have put their confidence in candidates who share a goal: protecting tenants.
The teacher’s union, which spent far less on races than other groups, saw a majority of their preferred candidates prevail.
For the second time in four years, a supermajority of Oaklanders voted to give a civilian police commission vast authority.
Election results for Oakland City Council, OUSD school board, City Attorney, and Oakland ballot measures.
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.
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.
Our reporters were out and about all day and night Tuesday, checking in voting centers and talking to candidates after results started coming in.
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!
Worried about voter intimidation, lost mail, language barriers, COVID-19, or long lines? We looked into it for you, and spell out your rights.
Wealthy individuals, business groups, and unions have poured over $2 million into local races to influence voters.
Wondering about this year’s school bond measure? Watch our video explainer and get up to speed.
The measure is one of four on the Oakland ballot this year. We produced an explainer video to give you the vital details.
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.
This local ballot initiative would fund a new staff position for the commission, among other changes. Our video explainer provides the details.
Con la jubilación del concejal Larry Reid, cinco candidatos esperan convertirse en el próximo representante.
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.
Voter registration efforts have focused on East and West Oakland, where voter turnout has been lowest.
Four political committees, including two pro-charter groups, a local education policy organization, and the teachers’ union are supporting opposing slates in contentious school board races.