ALAMEDA ELECTIONS '12: Candidate cheat sheets

ALAMEDA ELECTIONS '12: Candidate cheat sheets

Michele Ellson

As part of our ongoing voter education efforts, The Alamedan has consolidated candidates' answers to our questionnaires into a trio of handy cheat sheets, which are attached at the bottom of this post. The spreadsheets offer a brief side-by-side comparison of City Council, Board of Education and Alameda Health Care District Board candidates' views on the major issues they'll be dealing with if elected.

We're also offering the cheat sheets as separate data posts in our Alameda Elections '12 elections center, where you can find each candidate's full questionnaire, short candidate videos and more. Local candidates' initial donor lists are due Friday, and when they're available, we'll post those as well.

Our goal is to provide a complete set of information on all your local races and ballot measures before voting begins on Monday. After that, we'll be covering events as they occur. If you have comments on our coverage or a story idea to suggest, you can e-mail me at

Election Calendar

Monday, October 8: Absentee voting begins
Monday, October 22: Close of voter registration period
Tuesday, October 30: Last day to request a vote by mail ballot
Tuesday, November 6: Election Day

Source: Alameda County Registrar of Voters


Submitted by Michele Ellson on Wed, Oct 3, 2012

This is from Jon Spangler, who's experiencing some technical difficulties:

The Alameda City Council candidate forum Thursday night, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, at Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Avenue, offers a chance to see and hear the candidates together. Please join the League of Women Voters of Alameda for the first of four Thursday evening forums on October 4.