Elections

Marijuana, pot

Why California Wasn’t The First State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

In the election a few weeks ago, two more states and Washington, D.C. voted to legalize marijuana. The question is: why hasn’t California?

11/17/2014

Mojave Air and Space Port (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Pilot Killed In Plane Crash Leads Race For Seat On Mojave Air Space Board

A candidate for a seat on a Central California board may win his race, despite having died last month in a small plane crash.

11/11/2014

jail, prison, generic

Hundreds Of Inmates Freed From California Jails After Voters Pass Prop. 47

A ballot measure passed by voters last week is already freeing hundreds of inmates from California county jails after their felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors.

11/10/2014

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

How ‘Orphans’ Could Decide Who Wins Elections In California

If polls are to be believed, Tuesday’s election will be decided by a small group of people. But if it is a low turnout election, entire races can be won or lost on just a few votes.

11/03/2014

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

California Senator Mounts Fight To Counter Voter Photo ID Laws

California Senator Barbara Boxer plans to introduce a bill in Congress that would ensure voters in states which require them to show a photo ID at the polls have easy access to acceptable forms of identification.

10/30/2014

A stack of mailed-in voter ballots. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tuesday Last Day To Request A Vote By Mail Ballot For Nov. 4 Election

Today is the last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the state’s Nov. 4 general election, election officials said.

10/28/2014

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

KPIX 5 Poll Finds Dave Cortese With Slight Lead Over Sam Liccardo In San Jose Mayor’s Race

Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese has a slight advantage over Councilman Sam Liccardo in San Jose’s mayoral race, according to SurveyUSA research conducted for KPIX.

10/27/2014

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San Francisco Needs Bilingual Poll Workers For June Election

The department is hoping to hire more bilingual residents who speak Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Korean or Japanese, along with English.

04/18/2014

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Phil Matier: Campaign Contributions Flow As Usual In Sacramento Post Yee Arrest

Even seasoned lawmakers will admit it: campaign finance reform can be a tricky issue for legislators and constituents to tackle, but with the recent indictment of state Sen. Leland Yee, the topic is again circulating in Sacramento and beyond.

04/01/2014

A California polling place

California Bill Would Let Noncitizens Serve As Poll Workers

Certain immigrants who are not U.S. citizens could serve as poll workers in California under legislation heading to Gov. Jerry Brown.

08/08/2013

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