One of the final acts before changing our address to NYC was to mail in our ballots for the upcoming election. There was a bit of a hiccup because the post office didn’t automatically forward our ballots to our NY address so I had a pleasant conversation with Lisa at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters office and arranged to have our ballots mailed directly to us.
I had to do some online research to read up on the various issues and down-ballot races. If you’re in the same boat and haven’t voted yet, here’s my list of sites that I found useful:
- SmartNews voter’s guide – simple summary of state propositions
- CalMatters voter’s guide – a series of 1-minute videos gives you background on each of the state propositions. Alameda isn’t in any of the hotly contested districts for Senate, Congressional or Assembly races so they are not covered.
- League of Women Voters – recommendations on state propositions
- LA Times voter’s guide – list of their endorsements and why
- SF Gate’s voter guide – includes links for more information
- KQED voter guide – info on Alameda County measures
- Progressive Voter’s Guide – background on those running for State senate & assembly and local Alameda races.
- Alameda GOP voter guide – local Republican perspective
- Bay Area GOP – links to all the pages of Republican candidates and ballot recommendations.
- Familiar faces in November’s race for Alameda City Council – background on candidates for City Council, including Amos White who forgot his checkbook last time and missed getting on the ballot.