San Jose mayoral candidates Dave Cortese (left), Sam Liccardo. (CBS)

Cortese Not Ready To Concede In San Jose Mayoral Race Despite Opponent’s Claim To Victory

Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese says he is not ready to concede in the San Jose mayor’s race, even though his opponent, City Councilman Sam Liccardo, has already declared victory.


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Mornings With Melissa: Voting By Mail For November Election Starts Monday

Election Day isn’t for another month, but election season starts Monday as ballots are mailed out to millions of voters.


A voter fills out their ballot at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Feds Monitoring Poll Places In Alameda, Napa Counties During Primary Election

Federal officials are monitoring polling places in Alameda County and Napa County during Tuesday’s election to ensure the elections are in compliance with federal voting rights statutes, including the Voting Rights Act.


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Replacement For Convicted Santa Clara County Supervisor To Be Elected Tuesday

Voters in Santa Clara County will cast ballots Tuesday in the special election to replace former District 2 supervisor George Shirakawa.


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Light Voter Turnout Predicted In Contra Costa County

Election Day is Tuesday. But, there likely won’t be too many people turning out to cast votes at the polls in Contra Costa County. That’s according to its Registrar of Voters.


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Missing San Francisco Ballots Found Floating In Pond

Approximately 75 voting ballots that disappeared when officials say a San Francisco polling inspector took off with them Tuesday have been found.

CBS San Francisco–11/04/2010


San Francisco Poll Worker Steals Up To 75 Ballots, Flees

The director of elections in San Francisco said a polling inspector made off with up to 75 ballots, a voting roster and other election materials in a bizarre heist.

CBS San Francisco–11/02/2010

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Smudges Cause Vote-By-Mail Problems In Santa Clara County

Voting officials in Santa Clara County scrambled Tuesday morning to fix printing problems with thousands of mail-in ballots.


South Bay Voters Get Vaccinated During Trip To Polls

Some Santa Clara County voters got an added bonus after dropping off their ballot; the opportunity to get a flu shot.