In a new graphic novel, ‘Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy,’ Daniel Newman, founder of Maplight, says people can be the change.
With 100% of precincts reporting, Measures E and G each had 79% of the votes, while Measure H was at 82%.
There are just three local measures on the ballot, but voters will be weighing in on who should be the Democratic candidate to challenge President Trump.
It’s that time of year again: when hundreds of Berkeley voters get to tell the city how they feel about new local tax measures that could appear on the ballot in November.
Campaign finance reports show 2020 races for mayor, City Council and more are heating up. Plus, there are three school measures on the March primary ballot.
Incumbency and fundraising ability still mattered as the two sitting council members won reelection. However public financing allowed candidates to spend more time talking to constituents.
Public financing was used for the first time in Berkeley during the November 2018 election and the Fair Practices Campaign Commission is still dealing with violations from various races.
Long before she was a 2020 presidential contender, Kamala Harris was a resident of the Berkeley flats and a student at Thousand Oaks.
Berkeley’s population is 19.7% Asian-American, according to the Census, but this is the first year since 1977 there will be Asian Americans serving on the City Council.
Voter turnout significantly eclipsed that of the last mid-term election in Berkeley. See all the results in one place.
Community members and officials said goodbye Tuesday night to two outgoing City Council members and the city auditor — all of whom are stepping down this week after a combined 72 years of public service.
Alameda County updates the ballot count daily, but very little is changing at this point.