Alameda County elections officials are sending out cards to alert 27,000 voters in Berkeley that they’ve received mail-in ballots imprinted with the incorrect date for next month’s election. The address window in Alameda County mail-in ballots displaying incorrect date for this year’s election. The ballots arrived in voters’ mailboxes last month. In addition to the legend “Official Election Balloting Material,” the ballots’ address window says, “Election Day November 5, 2014.”
That’s a day after the actual election day, Nov. 4, which is also the deadline for the county Registrar of Voters to receive mail-in ballots. Under state law, ballots not turned in by 8 p.m. that night will not be counted.
Among closely contested issues that Berkeley voters will decide are Measure D, the city’s soda tax proposal, and Measure R, a proposal to rewrite the city’s downtown development ordinance.