A San Francisco lawmaker wants to help boost election turnout by giving voters the chance to cast ballots on Saturdays.
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.
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”?
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.
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.
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.
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.
A lawsuit may soon be filed challenging Santa Clara’s all white City Council. In response, the city is forming a committee to see if changes need to be made to its city charter.
The plan has been shelved after its backers failed to raise the $2.4 million needed to fund it.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved a plan to take $1.3 million out of the city’s reserve fund to give to candidates running for mayor.