The November 2022 Election

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For  Voters  in  Berkeley,  Albany,  and  Emeryville

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U. S. REPRESENTATIVE – District 12

Barbara Lee* Democratic, United States Representative
Stephen Slauson  Republican, Electrical Engineer

State Assembly – District 14

Forum Canceled
Buffy Wicks* Assembly member
Richard Kinney Republican

Alameda County

DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Forum – September 19th Video
Pamela Price,
Civil Rights Attorney
Terry Wiley, Chief District Attorney

AC TRANSIT AT LARGE DIRECTOR
Forum – Saturday October 1st

Alfred Twu Transit Facility Architect
Joel Young  AC Transit Director, At-Large

PERALTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA 7
Forum – Saturday October 1st

Sponsored by LWV Berkeley Albany Emeryville and LWV Oakland.
Seth Steward Chief of Staff
Sheweet Yohannes Assistant Dean/Professor

Albany

CITY COUNCIL (2 seats – 4year term). Learn about Albany’s
proportional representation form of ranked choice voting HERE. 
Forum – Saturday October 1st Video
Jeremiah Garrett-Pinguelo Longshoreman
Nick Pilch Technology Manager
John Anthony Miki Architect/Urban Designer
Robin D. López Scientist/Ecologist
Jennifer Hansen-Romero Real Estate Agent

BOARD OF EDUCATION (3 seats – 4 year term)
Forum – candidates declined to participate
Ron Rosenbaum Educator
Sadia Khan Policy, Advocacy Coordinator
Lucy Baird Withdrawn from election
Becky Hopwood Parent

Berkeley

CITY COUNCIL, District 1
FORUM- September 8th
Elisa Mikiten
Affordable Housing Planner
Tamar Michai Freeman
Mother/Disability Commissioner
Rashi Kesarwani
Incumbent

CITY COUNCIL, District 8
FORUM – September 8th Video
Peter Bruce DuMont
Civics Ethics Author
Mari Mendonca
Rent Board Commissioner
Mark Humbert
Attorney/Mediator
Jay Wu
Financial Service Agent

RENT BOARD
FORUM-September 22nd Video

Soli Alpert
Berkeley Rent Board Commissioner
Stefan Elgstrand
City Legislative Aide
Nathan Mizell Workers’
Rights Paralegal
Carole Marasovic
Attorney/City Commissioner
Vanessa Danielle
Marrero Education Non-Profit Director
Ida Martinac
Lawyer/Union Steward
Negeene Mosaed
Licensed Healthcare Provider
Wendy Saenz Hood
Community Volunteer

SCHOOL BOARD
FORUM September 19th Video

Ka’Dijah Brown
Berkeley School Board Director
Mike Chang Education Lawyer/Lecturer
Jennifer Shanoski Chemistry Professor/Parent
Norma J F Harrison Community Volunteer
Reichi Lee Youth Advocate/Attorney
Tatiana Guerreiro Ramos Educational Advocate

Emeryville

CITY COUNCIL
FORUM – October 6, 6:00-7:00 pm –  Register
Submit questions to Emeryville City Council candidates
Sukhdeep Kaur
David Mourra
Kalimah Priforce
Eugene Tssui
Brooke Westling

SCHOOL BOARD
FORUM – October 6, 7:30-8:30 pm – Register
Submit questions to Emery School Board candidate
Regina Chagolla
Brynnda R. Collin
Brian Donahue
Susan Donaldson

Alameda County Ballot Measure

MEASURE D Save Agriculture and Open Space Lands

Albany Ballot Measure

PROS AND CONS

MEASURE K Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Advanced Life Support (ALS), and Fire Protection Special Tax

Berkeley Ballot Measures

PROS AND CONS

MEASURE L – Bond Measure, to create affordable housing; repair streets and sidewalks;
underground utilities; and enhance buildings, infrastructure, and safety, authorizing the
issuance of $650 million in general obligation bonds, subject to independent oversight
and audits.

MEASURE Mto tax property owners who keep residential units vacant more than
182 days per year, $3,000 for each nonexempt condominium, duplex, single family
dwelling, or townhouse vacant unit in the first year, increasing to $6,000 for each
subsequent year, and $6,000 for all other residential units vacant in the first year,
increasing to $12,000 for each subsequent year, with exceptions, from January 1, 2024
to December 31, 2034, generating between $3,900,000 and $5,900,000 annually
.

MEASURE Nany federal, state or local public entity be empowered to develop, construct or acquire an additional 3,000 units of low-rent housing in the City of Berkeley for persons
of low income
. All Berkeley Ballot Measures

Emeryville Ballot Measure

PROS AND CONS

MEASURE O – to modify Emeryville’s existing Real Property Transfer Tax (RPTT). If approved by city voters, Measure O will modify Emeryville’s RPTT from $12 to $15 per $1,000 for property sales between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 and $25 per $1,000 for property sales above $2,000,000. Under this proposal, the RPTT for properties valued at less than $1,000,000 would remain unchanged. Real Property Transfer Tax

Statewide Ballot Propositions

PROS AND CONS
VOTE WITH THE LEAGUE

Proposition 1 Constitutional Right to Reproductive Freedom. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.  (PDF)

Proposition 26 Allows In-Person Roulette, Dice Games, Sports Wagering on Tribal Lands. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. (PDF)

Proposition 27 Allows Online and Mobile Sports Wagering Outside Tribal Lands. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. (PDF)

Proposition 28 Provides Additional Funding for Arts and Music Education in Public Schools. Initiative Statute. (PDF)

Proposition 29 Requires On-Site Licensed Medical Professional at Kidney Dialysis Clinics and Establishes Other State Requirements. Initiative Statute. (PDF)

Proposition 30 Provides Funding for Programs to Reduce Air Pollution and Prevent Wildfires by Increasing Tax on Personal Income Over $2 Million. Initiative Statute. (PDF)

Proposition 31 Referendum On 2020 Law That Would Prohibit the Retail Sale of Certain Flavored Tobacco Products. (PDF)

BALLOT DROPBOXES
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Mail-in ballots can be dropped in any Alameda County Dropbox. They can also be dropped
at any open Vote Center in Alameda County. They can always be dropped in a US Postal Mailbox, no stamps needed.

Berkeley
  • Berkeley Civic City Center – 2180 Milvia St, Berkeley
  • UC Berkeley – between Sather Gate and Architects & Engineers Bldg , Berkeley
  • Frances A Rec Center – 2800 Park St , Berkeley
  • Claremont Branch Library – 2940 Benvenue Ave , Berkeley
  • North Branch Library – 1170 The Alameda , Berkeley
  • Berkeley Public Library West Branch – 1125 University Ave , Berkeley
Albany
  • Albany City Hall – 1000 San Pablo Ave, Albany
Emeryville
  • Emeryville City Hall – 1333 Park Ave Emeryville

VOTE CENTERS May be updated
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Vote centers allow you to: Register to vote, get a replacement ballot, receive assistance, and vote early (AND IN PERSON) anywhere in Alameda County for 10 or 3 days before Election Day depending on the Vote Center location.

Berkeley
  • Berkeley High School gym – 1980 Allston Way, Berkeley – 4 days (6/4-6/7)
  • Ed Roberts Campus – 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley – 4 days
  • Life Adventist Church of Berkeley – 2236 Parker St, Berkeley – 4 days
  • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church – 401 Grizzly Peak Blvd , Berkeley –
    4 days
  • Epworth United Methodist Church – 1953 Hopkins St , Berkeley – 4 days
  • City of Berkeley Private Bldg – 1011 University Ave , Berkeley -11 days (5/28-6/7)
  • Longfellow School gym – 1522 Ward St , Berkeley – 4 days
  • Berkeley Adult School – 1701 San Pablo Ave , Berkeley – 4 days
  • Willard Middle School – 2425 Stuart St , Berkeley – 4 days
Albany
  • Albany Rec & Comm Services – 1249 Marin Ave, Albany – 4 days
  • Church on the Corner Sanctuary – 1319 Solano Ave, Albany – 4 days
Emeryville
  • Emeryville Senior Center – 4321 Salem St, Emeryville – 4 days

LINK TO ALL VOTE CENTERS

ELECTION  CALENDAR

Voter Information Pamphlets mailed, Thursday, Sept 29, 2022

Vote By Mail Ballots and Early Voting mailed, Monday, October 10, 2022

Vote-by-Mail Ballot drop-off locations open, October 11, 2022

Last day to register to vote in this election, October 24, 2022.

Early voting starts November 5th through election day.

Election Day November 08, 2022

All registered voters in Alameda County will be sent a Vote by Mail Ballot.