The 2022 General Election is November 8, 2022. Please remember to stop by a polling place and cast your vote or drop-off your ballot. If you do not know where your polling place is, please click here . All vote-by-mail ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before 8:00 pm on November 8, and received by November 15, 2022. Below you will find information regarding key races and propositions: Key Races: Senate District (SD) 10 – SD 10 encompasses cities in both Alameda and Santa Clara Counties. Lily Mei and Aisha Wahab are the two candidates that will appear on the ballot. CALPAC has endorsed Lily Mei. Assembly District (AD) 20 – AD 20 encompasses the following cities: Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Fremont, Hayward, Pleasanton, San Lorenzo, Sunol, and Union City. Liz Ortega and Shawn Kumagai are the two candidates that will appear on the ballot. CALPAC has endorsed Shawn Kumagai. Alameda County BOS District 3 – District 3 encompasses the following cities: of Alameda and San Leandro; a portion of the city of Oakland, including the Chinatown, San Antonio, Fruitvale and Melrose areas; the unincorporated communities of San Lorenzo and Hayward Acres; and a portion of the unincorporated community of Ashland. Rebecca Kaplan and Lena Tam are the two candidates that will appear on the ballot. ACCPAC has endorsed both Rebecca Kaplan and Lena Tam. Contra Costa County BOS District – District 4 encompasses the following cities: of Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill, San Miguel, and Clayton. Ken Carlson and Debora Allen are the two candidates that will appear on the ballot. ACCPAC has endorsed Debora Allen. Key Propositions: Proposition 1 Constitutional Right to Reproductive Freedom – This measure would amend the California Constitution to prohibit the state from denying or interfering with an individual's reproductive freedom in their most intimate decisions, which includes their fundamental right to choose to have an abortion and their fundamental right to choose or refuse contraceptives. Proposition 29 Requires On-Site Licensed Medical Professional at Kidney Dialysis Clinics and Establishes Other State Requirements – SEIU-UHW is back a third time with another dialysis proposition. The new proposition is nearly identical to Proposition 23, which 63% of voters overwhelmingly rejected in 2020. This initiative would arbitrarily require a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant to be always onsite at dialysis clinics. This measure would move doctors and other providers away from patient care into administrative roles. Please note: ACCMA has opposed the two prior initiatives and has also opposed this initiative. This latest proposition will again jeopardize access to care, worsen our health care provider shortage and increase health care costs for all Californians. Proposition 31 Referendum on 2020 Law that Would Prohibit the Retail Sale of Certain Flavored Tobacco Products – Opponents of Proposition 31 seek to overturn Senate Bill (SB) 793, which was signed into law on August 28, 2020. SB 793 was designed to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products and tobacco product flavor enhancers, with exceptions for hookah tobacco, loose leaf tobacco, and premium cigars. Retailers would be fined $250 for each sale violating the law. The California Coalition for Fairness is campaigning for the veto referendum to repeal SB 793. Through December 31, 2021, the campaign had received $21.16 million, including $10.33 million from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and $9.83 million from Philip Morris USA. If you have any questions or want more information, please contact David Lopez, ACCMA Director of Advocacy and Governance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-654-5383.