LWVO organizes candidate forums for local elections, often in partnership with other local organizations. These forums give voters a chance to learn more before casting their vote, and let candidates present their views on issues important to voters. Forums are nonpartisan, free, and open to the public. LWVO does not support or oppose candidates or political parties.
For the safety of candidates and attendees, this year's forums will be virtual using the Zoom webinar platform. The recorded forums will also be available here and on our YouTube channel.
Please submit questions for candidates in advance of each forum to lwvocandidateforums [at] gmail.com.
- Use Voters Edge to find all candidates running for office.
- Find out who represents you in Oakland: Who Represents Oakland.
- Find your Oakland City Council District.
- Find the OUSD School Board Director information applicable to you
- Check out written responses provided by OUSD School Board Director Candidates running. (Note: Oakland Districts 1, 3, 5, 7 are on the ballot.)
Advance registration is required. Zoom link will be sent to all registrants. Check out our calendar for a list of candidates for each race and contact information.
|Wed, 9/16||OUSD - District 7||6pm- 7:30pm||WATCH on LWVO/Youtube|
|Wed, 9/23||Oakland City Council - At-Large||7pm - 8pm||Register|
|Wed, 9/23||CA State Senate - District 9||7pm - 7:30pm||Register|
|Fri, 9/25||OUSD - District 3||6pm - 7:30pm||Register|
|Wed, 9/30||Oakland City Council - District 5||6pm - 7pm||Register|
|Thurs, 10/1||Peralta Comm College Dist - Area 1||6pm - 6:45pm||Register|
|Thurs, 10/1||OUSD - District 5||7pm - 8:15pm||Register|
|Fri, 10/2||Oakland City Council - District 3||6pm - 7:30pm||Register|
Oakland City Council - District 1 &
OUSD District 1
|6pm - 8pm||Register|
|Thurs, 10/8||AC Transit At-Large Director||6pm - 7:15pm||Register|
|Thurs, 10/8||AC Transit - Ward 2||7:30 - 8:30pm||Register|
|Thurs, 10/8||Judicial Office 2 (with ACBA)||6pm - 8pm||Register|
|Thurs, 10/8||Oakland City Attorney (with ACBA)||6pm - 8pm||Register|
|Fri, 10/9||Oakland City Council - District 7||6pm - 7:30pm||Register|
|Tue, 10/13||AC Transit - Ward 1||6pm - 7:15pm||Register|