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Photo Essay: 2020 Election

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LISI LUDWIG | SENIOR STAFF

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NOVEMBER 04, 2020

On Tuesday, registered American voters all over the country upheld their civic duty: the right and responsibility to vote. Although many voters mailed in or dropped off their ballots to minimize exposure to COVID-19 on Election Day, voting locations across the nation and in Alameda County were active in making sure everybody had their vote counted.

In Berkeley, signs sprouted up across the city, flagging voting locations for Americans who still needed to cast their ballots. Familiar campus landmarks, such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union and the Lawrence Hall of Science, transformed into polling places, offering accessible opportunities for the community to participate in and reinvigorate democracy. 

When the polling places closed at 8 p.m., Berkeley residents and even local candidates gathered from a safe distance at local hubs to watch the outcome of the election, a process that continues as the sheer number of mail-in ballots are still being counted. 

Although the leadership and fate of the United states looms large, Berkeley and its constituents have played their part in one of the most significant fundamentals of being an engaged, committed citizen: voting. 

 

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NOVEMBER 04, 2020