Elections

US-VOTE-2012-ELECTION

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

Leland Yee

SF Legislator Wants Statewide Saturday Voting

A San Francisco lawmaker wants to help boost election turnout by giving voters the chance to cast ballots on Saturdays.

07/14/2013

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Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Raises Ballot Measure Questions

The narrow ruling said private citizens couldn’t defend the state’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage known as Proposition 8, even after government officials refused to do so. That legal technicality has left many wondering about future hot-button ballot measures passed by voters but undone in court when politicians refuse to fight for them.

06/27/2013

A woman votes in Florida (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: Voter ID: A Good Idea

It has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?

08/22/2012

A Philadelphia voter (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Lacking Government ID Does Not Make You Unworthy Of Voting

There are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.

07/31/2012

ballot box

SF Supervisors Stall Plans To Amend Ranked-Choice Voting

Neither of two dueling proposals to change San Francisco’s ranked-choice voting system will go on the June ballot, the city’s Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday.

02/15/2012

A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Launches New Election-Only Search Site

Just in time for the Iowa caucuses, Google is launching a new website that focuses entirely on the U.S. elections. Google.com/elections is designed to be a hub for all things political during the election season.

01/03/2012

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Closer Look: Criticism Mounting Over Ranked Choice Voting

Rank Choice Voting is not without its critics or champions. Those in favor of the practice claim it saves money, decreases negative campaigning and brings out more voters to the polls.

11/16/2011

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