Although midterm elections see relatively fewer voters than presidential elections, Berkeley residents headed to the polls Tuesday to vote for a number of high-profile measures and races.
Incumbent City Councilmember Jesse Arreguin was re-elected in this year’s unopposed District 4 election. This will be his third term in the position. Arreguin said he is looking forward to working on affordable housing, Downtown revitalization and environmental issues in his upcoming term.
Arreguin said he is “definitely considering” running for mayor after this four-year term on City Council.
Kriss Worthington's Campaign supporters and community members gathered at his campaign headquarters on the corner of Bancroft at Fulton for an Election Night viewing party beginning at 8 p.m.
Beginning at 8 p.m., a giant jumbotron on Sproul Plaza broadcasted live election coverage. Meanwhile, members of the ASUC distributed fresh popcorn and refreshments, encouraging passing students to set up camp and follow the results.
Kriss Worthington, District 7 incumbent, addresses his supporters at his results viewing party while they await the final ballot counts.
Measure F passed early Wednesday morning with 75% of cast ballots in its favor. Measure F will raise the special parks tax to fund staffing, maintenance and improvements for public spaces such as the Berkeley Rose Garden and children’s play areas.
Sean Barry eagerly checks his standings around 9p.m. at his small viewing party held at Freehouse on Bancroft Way.
Vicki Alexander, co-chair of Yes on D, reacts to the first wave of precinct results that reported early support for the 'soda tax.'
In the weeks leading up to the election, student organizations such as CalPIRG could be seen across campus encouraging students and passersby to register if they hadn't done so already.