Berkeley registered voters can vote on ballot measures to change the city charter, add a new law, or prevent a new law from going into effect. Learn about upcoming and past ballot measures.
The next election will take place November 8, 2022. Information about measures on this year's ballot is available below.
Measure L: Bond Measure
Shall the measure to create affordable housing; repair streets and sidewalks; underground utilities; and enhance buildings, infrastructure, and safety, authorizing the issuance of $650 million in general obligation bonds, subject to independent oversight and audits, be adopted?
Measure M: Vacancy Tax
Shall the measure to tax property owners who keep residential units vacant more than 182 days per year, $3,000 for each nonexempt condominium, duplex, single family dwelling, or townhouse vacant unit in the first year, increasing to $6,000 for each subsequent year, and $6,000 for all other residential units vacant in the first year, increasing to $12,000 for each subsequent year, with exceptions, from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2034, generating between $3,900,000 and $5,900,000 annually, be adopted?
Measure N: Article 34 Low-Income Housing
Shall any federal, state or local public entity be empowered to develop, construct or acquire an additional 3,000 units of low-rent housing in the City of Berkeley for persons of low income?
You can find information about past ballot measures through Records Online. Read elections results documents in Records Online to learn which candidates and ballot measures voters passed. Read voter information pamphlets for more detail about each candidate and ballot measure.