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Election 2022

Mendocino County drop box for election ballots

Elections are coming this November! Find out all you need to know about the candidates and issues from KZYX.

  • Mesure O poster in Covelo, CA
    Eileen Russell
    December 19, 2021 — In election follow-up from November, Measure O passed with fifty eight percent in favor of the added sales tax. This tax will provide funding to libraries throughout Mendocino County. KZYX News reporter Eileen Russell sits down with Round Valley Public Library Branch Manager Josh Bennett to find out how this will impact the Covelo library.
  • Ukiah City council members at the possession ceremony.
    Stacey Sheldon
    December 15, 2022 -- The pledge of allegiance kicked off the December 5th, 2022 Ukiah City Council meeting. With the city council election results in, outgoing mayor Jim Brown, who did not get re-elected, was honored with a standing ovation as he exited the dais before the swearing in of newly elected and re-elected council members. Two current members, Mari Rodin and Juan Orozco, will continue to serve alongside Josephina Duenas and Doug Crane. Susan Sher, retired attorney and Environmental activist, is newly elected to the council.The council voted to seat Mari Rodin as Ukiah’s new mayor. She spoke to KZYX about her reaction to the election results and the priorities of the council.
  • Fort Bragg City Council member Jason Godeke
    Michelle Blackwell
    December 13, 2022 -- On Monday December 12th the Fort Bragg City Council swore in their newly elected and re-elected members. Three of the current council members will continue to serve, Marcia Rafanan, Lindy Peters and Tess Albin-Smith. Albin-Smith ran as a write in candidate and won by just three votes. Jason Godeke, a local artist with several prominent murals in Fort Bragg and a middle school art teacher is the only new council member.We sat down with Godeke and Albin-Smith to get their thoughts on the election.
  • Vote my mail and ballot drop-off sign at the Mendocino county board of elections
    Alicia Bales
    November 15, 2022 - - The 15th day of November is the last day to receive electoral ballots in Mendocino and county Election officials are moving forward counting the ballots to present the official elections reports.California state law gives election officials 30 days from election day to complete the canvass and certify the election. But this year's election calendar may present a delay on the final results.Election results will be posted on the Mendocino county website www.mendocinocounty.org
  • Vote my mail and ballot drop-off sign at the Mendocino county board of elections
    Alicia Bales
    Today marks the end of this year's election cycle. In California, the electoral contest has at stake the governorship and several congressional positions at the state and national levels, in Mendocino county, voters in several localities will decide positions of city councils and measures for libraries and fire department funding. But for election officials and voter support organizations the focus of the day is to make sure that everyone eligible has access to exercise their right to vote.Hoy marca el final del ciclo electoral de este año. En California, la contienda electoral tiene en juego la gubernatura y varios cargos en el Congreso a nivel estatal y nacional, en el condado de Mendocino, los votantes de varias localidades decidirán posiciones de los ayuntamientos y medidas para el financiamiento de bibliotecas y bomberos. Pero para los funcionarios electorales y las organizaciones de apoyo a los votantes, el enfoque del día es asegurarse de que todas las personas elegibles tengan acceso para ejercer su derecho al voto.
  • Vote my mail and ballot drop-off sign at the Mendocino county board of elections
    Alicia Bales
    November 4, 2022--Alicia Bales Hosts a Mendocino Coast Health Care District Candidates Forum. There are three seats up for election, with four candidates running: Incumbent John Redding and Challengers Susan Savage, Lee Finney, and Jade Tippett.
  • October 20, 2022--Steve and Annie discuss Risks to Democracy in the November Midterms – The State of Election Integrity and Voting Rights with Mendocino College Professor Phil Warf, and take calls from listeners.
  • conversación con Alexie Koseff, reportero de política y gobierno de la organización de noticias de California CalMaters.En esta conversación hablamos sobre diferentes temas de las próximas elecciones como la carrera por la gobernación, también discutimos algunas de las propuestas que se encuentran en la balota de votación y hablamos un poco sobre la importancia de elegir a los representantes a nivel estatal y nacional.
  • October 19, 2022--Hosts Annie Esposito and Karen Ottoboni talk through the state propositions on this November's ballot.
  • City of Fort Bragg Candidates forum meet at the city hall, image from the City of Fort Bragg streaming service
    Fort Bragg City Council Candidates forum hosted by the League of Women Voters in Fort Bragg on October 14th

Voter Resources by CalMatters

CalMatters, a nonpartisan and nonprofit news organization, has created a helpful California Voter Guide for the 2022 Election (also available in Spanish). Their short videos explaining the different state propositions can be found below and also on their YouTube channel.