Election November 2022

DECIDE

Pros & Cons

Explains the individual ballot measures and summarizes the major arguments both FOR and AGAINST.

Measure T

Progressive Business Tax

Business Tax Code

Pass: Majority vote

Measure W

Fair Elections Act

Charter Amendment & Ordinance

Pass: Majority vote

Measure V

Expanding Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance

Ordinance

Pass: Majority vote

Measure S

Non-citizen Voting

Charter Amendment

Pass: Majority vote

Measure U

Affordable Housing and Infrastructure Bond

Infrastructure Bond

Pass: 2/3 Vote

Measure Q

Article 34 - affordable housing authorizations

Ordinance

Pass: Majority vote

Measure Y

Oakland Zoo initiative

Parcel Tax Initiative

Pass: Majority vote

Measure R

Gender-neutral language

Charter Amendment

Pass: Majority vote

Measure X

Govt Reform Charter Amendments

Charter Amendment

Pass: Majority vote

Measure H

OUSD: Measure N Extension

Parcel Tax Extension

Pass: 2/3 vote

 

Candidate Forums

Meet the Candidates running for each office and ask them questions

Title

Event Date

Start Time

Registration

District Attorney Runoff

9/19/22

6:00 PM

Board of Supervisors District 3

9/19/22

7:00 PM

East Bay Municipal Utilities Ward 3

9/21/22

6:30 PM

Oakland Unified School District 4

9/27/22

6:00 PM

Oakland Unified School District 6

9/27/22

7:00 PM

Peralta CC Trustee District 5

9/28/22

6:00 PM

Peralta CC Trustee District 3

9/28/22

6:45 PM

City Council District 2

9/29/22

6:30 PM

Oakland Unified School District 2

9/29/22

7:30 PM

AC Transit Board Member-at-Large

10/1/22

10:00 AM

AC Transit Board Ward/District 3

10/1/22

10:45 AM

Peralta CC Trustee District 7

10/1/22

11:30 AM

Oakland Mayor

10/3/22

6:00 PM

City Council District 4

10/6/22

6:00 PM

City Council District 6

10/6/22

7:00 PM

 

Ranked Choice Voting

The Basics

What is Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) and why is it used?

A system where voters choose their first- , second-, third-, fourth- and fifth-choice candidates for each office. It eliminates the cost and time needed for run-off elections.

How long has RCV been used in Oakland?

It was implemented starting in the 2010 Elections.

Other Details

What if I rank the same candidate multiple times? 

Your ranked vote will only count once per candidate, so it is the same as leaving the choices blank.

Need more information? 

Go to acvote.org/voting/rcv

How Does It Work?

Round 1 of Vote Count

 

If a candidate receives more than 50% of the first-choice votes, that candidate is declared the winner. 

Round 2 of Vote Count

 

If there is no winner from Round 1:

  • First, the candidate with the fewest
    first-choice votes is eliminated from the count

  • Second, the voters whose votes were eliminated have their second-choice votes added to the count

  • If any candidate now has more than 50% of the counted votes, that candidate is declared the winner

Rounds 3 to 5 of Vote Count

If there is no winner from from Round 2, a similar elimination and counting continues until one candidate receives over 50% of the counted votes.

To reiterate...

  • 2nd choice counted, only if 1st choice eliminated

  • 3nd choice counted, only if 1st & 2nd choice eliminated

  • 4th choice counted, only if 1st, 2nd, & 3rd choice eliminated

  • 5th choice counted, only if 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th choice eliminated

 

Who are we electing?

Here are the most important responsibilities of local elected officials. 

Each has a link where you can learn other important details.

 CITY OF OAKLAND 

Office of the Mayor

Responsibilities:

  • is elected for a four-year term and can only serve two terms.

  • appoints the City Administrator, an employee, who is responsible to run City services like police, fire, parks, recreation centers, libraries and city streets. (City Council approves this person) 

  • recommends programs, laws and a budget to the City Council.

  • nominates residents to many commissions that provide oversight to important services.

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City Councilmember

Districts 2, 4, & 6

Oakland is divided into seven districts. Each district has one Councilmember with a four-year term. In addition, one City Council member is elected by the whole city, “at large.”

 

Responsibilities:

The Council sets policy for City departments, can change local laws (called ordinances) for things like zoning, permits and licenses or local taxes. The City Council approves City contracts and the City budget.

ALAMEDA COUNTY

County Supervisor

Districts 2, 4, & 6
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Oakland is in Alameda County. The County has five districts. Each district has a Supervisor who is elected for a four-year term.

Responsibilities:

  • appoints the County Administrator, who is an employee who runs the day-to-day operations for county services, such as public health, mental health, social services, probation, child support, public defender and elections.

  • adopts the budget, approves contracts (including

District Attorney

Oakland Map

Responsibilities:

The District Attorney charges and prosecutes criminal violations of the laws of California. Prosecutions are in such areas as felonies (like murder, homicide, manslaughter, rape, assault and aggravated battery) and fraud (like consumer, real estate, mortgage, insurance, medical and financial fraud) and crimes against elders and dependent adults, and environmental protection.

Peralta Community College District Trustee

Districts 3, 5, & 7
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The Community College District is comprised of Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland, College of Alameda, and Berkeley City College. 

The Community College District is managed by a Governing Board of seven Trustees. Trustees serve 4-year terms. Each Trustee is elected by Area. Parts of Oakland are represented in Areas 3, 5 and 7

Responsibilities:

 

The Board hires the Chancellor, who is the chief executive, and is responsible for educational quality and financial health of the colleges in the District. 

REGIONAL GOVERNMENT: Alameda and Contra Costa Counties
Many important public services are governed by independent elected bodies that have authority beyond Alameda County.

AC Transit Board Member

At-Large and Ward (District) 3
AC Transit Ward 3

Directors serve four-year terms. There are no term limits.

Responsibilities:

Directors set the budget, set policies and manage services to keep buses
operating. These include hiring a General Manager and General Counsel,
setting salaries and benefits and managing labor negotiations.

EBMUD Board Member

Wards (Districts) 3 & 4
EBMUD Ward 4
EBMUD Ward 3

East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) provides safe and adequate drinking water and wastewater treatment services in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

Oakland votes on Wards (Districts) 3 and 4 of a seven-member Board. Directors serve four-year terms.

Responsibilities:

 

The Directors set rates, manage the budget and staff responsible for EBMUD services and facilities.

 
 

Vote With The League

We never recommend an individual party or candidate, we will take positions on issues and associated ballot measures after significant study and discussion.

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When the League has a position on an issue, it may support, oppose or remain neutral on ballot measures.

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If the League has not formulated a position on an issue area, it makes no recommendation.

Measure X

Progressive Business Tax

Details of position coming soon.

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Measure X

Affordable Housing and Infrastructure Bond

Details of position coming soon.

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Measure X

Govt Reform Charter Amendments

Details of position coming soon.

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Measure X

Non-citizen Voting

Details of position coming soon.

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Measure X

Gender-neutral language

Details of position coming soon.

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Measure X

Expanding Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance

Details of position coming soon.

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Measure X

Oakland Zoo initiative

Details of position coming soon.

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Measure X

Fair Elections Act

Details of position coming soon.

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Measure X

Article 34 - affordable housing authorizations

Details of position coming soon.

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Measure X

OUSD: Measure N Extension

Details of position coming soon.

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