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Alameda’s 2024 Election Season Underway

Last week, we ran election coverage from our reporter, Kelsey Goeres, about the upcoming Presidential Primary  that will be held March 5, 2024. A reminder—the date has been moved up by several months, an attempt to increase California’s importance in deciding the candidates for President in November.

Alameda Post - 2024 Primary Election, March 5, 2024

That marked the start of our 2024 election coverage, which is an area where we plan to be active in the coming year. No other news outlet will be focusing on Alameda’s issues the way we do. We are committed to providing independent, accurate, and unbiased coverage so our readers will have the information necessary to make an informed decision in this year’s elections.

While we will not focus on the presidential election—many other outlets are better suited to that task—we will devote ourselves to thorough coverage of the state, county, district, and city races and ballot measures that directly affect Alameda residents.

To that end, we have added a new page to our site for Alameda’s 2024 elections. This page will provide up-to-date news information about the races and ballot measures affecting our city, along with links to campaign pages, election, and campaign events. It will also provide registration and voting information, with further links. The page will be updated frequently, so we hope you keep it bookmarked and return often for the latest information.

We will continue to provide political coverage throughout the summer and fall, and after Labor Day we will again host a forum for candidates running for office in the City of Alameda, including City Council and the Board of Education. Our 2022 forums, the only open-topic or in-person forums held during that campaign, were attended by all the candidates for Council and Mayor, except for one who had COVID and submitted written answers, and provided insightful information and views from all the candidates. We will again record the forums and make them available for viewing after the event.

As always, the Alameda Post will remain completely impartial in our coverage. We neither support nor oppose any candidate or measure that is to be voted on by the public. We will continue to accept political advertising, letters to the Editor, and other opinion pieces as submitted to us, without endorsing, opposing, or taking a position on the materials. However, we will check all facts in submitted materials, and provide explanations as to any discrepancies.

We hope you will stay with us throughout the entire political season, from now until the results are certified on December 5. If you have any suggestions, information, or events to include on our Elections page, please email us at [email protected] and let us know!

Adam Gillitt is the Publisher of the Alameda Post. Reach him at [email protected]. His writing is collected at

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