Laksmi Lagres

Co-Director of Oakland New Leaders Council and Chief Strategy Officer at The East Oakland Collective.

Almaz Yidego

Executive Director of Global Communication Services.

STATE Ballot Measures

Voter’s Edge California, a comprehensive online voter guide in English and Spanish, launched to provide voters with unbiased information on candidates and ballot measures down to the local level.

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for the community

Welcome to Oakland Votes, the movement for Black and Pan African voter engagement and education in Oakland.

Oakland ballot initiatives


About the Issues

Candice Elder

Executive Director of The East Oakland Collective. 


Your status

Voting has never been easier or more conveint. Register in less than 30 seconds. Check your status and find your polling site. Avoid long waiting lines by requesting your ballot to be delivered to your home and submit your vote early.

The Voting Process

Provided by the Oakland League of Women Voters!

Voter’s Edge California is a joint project of MapLight and the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (LWVCEF).

To use the tool, voters simply type in their home address and Voter’s Edge California returns a personalized page with all the contests that will appear on the user's ballot, supplemented with endorsements, funding sources, editorials, news articles, summary information, biographies and more. Voters can find their polling place as well as mark their choices and print their ballot to bring to the polls or share with family and friends via social media.

Find your inner power by VOTING! 

Desmond I. Jeffries

Masters of Public Administration Candidate: University of San Francisco.

Oakland Votes!


Take your Seat at the Table.

Together We Make the Difference.

There will be a number of ballot measures both local and statewide offered on the November ballot. These ballot measures if passed or not could determine the health and trajectory of all affiliated with the Pan African community. 
We are the people.

We conduct educational workshops, offering digital and pamphlet voter support tools, and hosting community gatherings to generate awareness and collaboration. Join us!