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Election Guide 2020

What you need to know about local candidates, issues

Palo Alto Online has compiled an election guide for local voters about the candidates and measures on the November ballot. In the coming days, we'll be adding stories, videos and more to each guide to help you make informed decisions.

Palo Alto City Council

This year's race for the City Council is a crowded one. Two incumbents are among the 10 candidates vying for four open seats. The list also includes a former mayor, a teacher running for the second time and six newcomers. Find our coverage of the contenders here.

Palo Alto Unified School District

Six people are vying for three open seats on the Palo Alto school board. This year's roster includes two incumbents and four newcomers. Voters will also decide on whether to renew a parcel tax that brings $15.6 million annually to the district. Find our coverage here.

East Palo Alto City Council

East Palo Alto is a city in transition, and its City Council could see new faces on the dais depending on how results pan out this fall. Three incumbents are looking to keep their seats in the race that has four newcomers. Find our coverage of the contenders here.

Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees

East Palo Alto and east Menlo Park voters will also choose between seven candidates looking to make an impact on the K-8 district's board, which has two open seats. Find our coverage of the contenders here.

Races, measures across the region, state

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Several county, state and federal races are also on the ballot this year and will undoubtedly influence decisions made on a local level. In addition, a variety of measures and propositions are on the table. Find our coverage of those contests here.

Endorsements

The Palo Alto Weekly's editorial board has published endorsement columns for select candidate races, in addition to local and state ballot measures. Find links to the columns here.

Voter resources

An unprecendented number of voters will be casting their ballots by mail ahead of Nov. 3. Find out how mail-in voting will work this fall, plus articles on this election season here.

Videos

Hop over to our YouTube channel for nearly two-dozen videos with the candidates for the Palo Alto City Council, Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education and Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees. We've compiled a playlist, which includes our recent debates, here.

Get to know your candidates

Several community organizations are hosting debates and forums to educate voters about their candidates ahead of Election Day, Nov. 3. Find our updated list of virtual events here.

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Election Guide 2020

What you need to know about local candidates, issues

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Tue, Oct 6, 2020, 1:29 pm
Updated: Wed, Oct 21, 2020, 5:29 pm

Palo Alto Online has compiled an election guide for local voters about the candidates and measures on the November ballot. In the coming days, we'll be adding stories, videos and more to each guide to help you make informed decisions.

This year's race for the City Council is a crowded one. Two incumbents are among the 10 candidates vying for four open seats. The list also includes a former mayor, a teacher running for the second time and six newcomers. Find our coverage of the contenders here.

Six people are vying for three open seats on the Palo Alto school board. This year's roster includes two incumbents and four newcomers. Voters will also decide on whether to renew a parcel tax that brings $15.6 million annually to the district. Find our coverage here.

East Palo Alto is a city in transition, and its City Council could see new faces on the dais depending on how results pan out this fall. Three incumbents are looking to keep their seats in the race that has four newcomers. Find our coverage of the contenders here.

East Palo Alto and east Menlo Park voters will also choose between seven candidates looking to make an impact on the K-8 district's board, which has two open seats. Find our coverage of the contenders here.

Several county, state and federal races are also on the ballot this year and will undoubtedly influence decisions made on a local level. In addition, a variety of measures and propositions are on the table. Find our coverage of those contests here.

The Palo Alto Weekly's editorial board has published endorsement columns for select candidate races, in addition to local and state ballot measures. Find links to the columns here.

An unprecendented number of voters will be casting their ballots by mail ahead of Nov. 3. Find out how mail-in voting will work this fall, plus articles on this election season here.

Hop over to our YouTube channel for nearly two-dozen videos with the candidates for the Palo Alto City Council, Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education and Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees. We've compiled a playlist, which includes our recent debates, here.

Several community organizations are hosting debates and forums to educate voters about their candidates ahead of Election Day, Nov. 3. Find our updated list of virtual events here.

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