1 in 5 Oakland voters don’t vote for school board members

With one week left, about half of the expected votes in Oakland have already been counted. But with so much attention on national races like the presidency, many voters won’t actually vote for the school board races on the back of the last page of their ballot. In 2016, 1 in 5 voters who cast their ballots did not actually vote for school board. Local races are consequential for students and families here in Oakland. With four new school board members taking office next year, we must make our vote count for kids. So be sure you, your friends, and neighbors, complete the ballot — not just for presidency — but all the way down to the school board races. Here’s a quick voter guide for local Oakland elections:

With the pandemic, voting looks different this year with more opportunities for early voting and voting by mail. Click here to see how to vote.

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