San Francisco, Oakland Consider Ballot Measures To Lower Voting Age To 16San Francisco and Oakland are considering lowering the voting age to 16 on certain municipal ballot issues.
San Jose Mayor Touts Passage Of Tax To Fund Affordable Housing, Homeless ServicesTuesday's election results showed a majority of San Jose's voters supporting Measure E, a property sale transaction tax.
Oakland Parcel Tax For Parks, Homeless Services Narrowly AheadAn Oakland measure that would raise $21 million annually for parks maintenance, homeless services and water quality improvements was slightly above the two-thirds majority it needs.
North Bay Voters Put Brakes On Sales Tax Extension To Fund SMART Train ServiceOn Tuesday night, a measure to extend the quarter-cent sales tax funding the SMART commuter train only got about 50 percent of the vote. Measure I needed two-thirds of the vote to pass, so it was defeated.
Increased Youth, Latino Voter Turnout Put Sanders Over The Top In CaliforniaTwo key groups made their presence felt in last night's California primary: there were big increases in young and Latino voters throughout California who helped put Bernie Sanders over the top in the Golden State.
Sonoma County Voters Reject 1/2 Cent Sales Tax To Fund FirefightersSonoma County voters rejected a half-cent sales tax in Tuesday night voting that would have raised $51 million annually to supplement existing services by the county's 38 fire agencies.
San Francisco Voters Appear To Approve All 5 Ballot MeasuresSan Francisco voters took to the polls Tuesday and appeared to approve all five measures on the ballot, according to the preliminary election results.
State-Wide Early Returns: Fate Uncertain For Prop 13 School Funding MeasureThe fate of Proposition 13--the state's measure to authorize $15 billion in bonds for public schools--was unclear following early returns on California Primary Election Day.
Sunnyvale Favors District-Based Voting System, Santa Clara Doesn'tVoters in Sunnyvale appeared poised Tuesday to permanently change their city charter to formally move from at-large voting systems to district-based systems, while voters in Santa Clara appeared to reject a similar ballot measure.
San Mateo County Voters Favoring School Funding MeasuresEarly voting results Tuesday night showed that San Mateo County voters were on track to approve a handful of bonds and measures benefiting local school districts.
Foster City Voters Recall Controversial Councilman Herb PerezVoting results from Tuesday's election showed Foster City residents overwhelmingly approving a measure to recall City Councilman Herb Perez after his repeated insults of city residents and "bullying."
Measure J Going Down To Defeat In Contra Costa CountyMeasure J -- a 35-year half-cent sales tax to raise money for local roads, buses, rail, ferries and other transportation improvement projects in Contra Costa County -- appears to have fallen far short of the wo-thirds approval needed to pass, according to initial results.
Alameda County Child Care Measure Winning; Fate May Be Decided In CourtAn Alameda County ballot measure that would raise an estimated $150 million annually to expand access to early education and child care for all children in the county was ahead in the incomplete returns Tuesday but its ultimate fate may be decided in court.
Voters In Marin, Sonoma Counties Rejecting 30-Year SMART Tax ExtensionVoters in Sonoma and Marin counties are rejecting a 30-year extension of a quarter-cent sales tax for the operation o the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit's SMART train, according to Tuesday's initial results.
Napa County Sales Tax For Park Funding Appears To Be Falling ShortMeasure K, a quarter-cent sales and use tax to preserve and maintain Napa County parks and open space, was falling short of the two-thirds vote it needs for approval late Tuesday night.