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California AG Sues State GOP to Provide More Details on Ballot BoxesCalifornia's Democratic attorney general sued the state Republican Party on Tuesday, asking a judge to make them hand over the names and contact information of every voter who used one of the GOP's unofficial ballot drop boxes.
KPIX 5 Vote Smart: KPIX Mail-In Ballot Survey Puts USPS On-Time Delivery To The TestThe United States Post Office prides itself on on-time delivery. So, with just weeks to go until Election Day and more people than ever voting by mail, KPIX’s Kenny Choi decided to put the Bay Area’s mail service to the test.
KPIX Vote Smart: Dozens Of East Bay Councilwoman's Campaign Signs StolenAfter the disappearance of dozens campaign placards, a candidate running for re-election for Oakland City Council is crying foul. Councilwoman Lynette McElhaney says someone is stealing her signs and turning this campaign into dirty politics.
Online Voter Registration For November General Election Ends TodayIf you haven't registered to vote yet, Monday is the deadline for online applications for the November General Elections.
Revelation of Prior Crimes Upends Vallejo Mayoral RaceTwo weeks before election day, the race for mayor in the city of Vallejo is in an uproar as shocking allegations about domestic abuse have surfaced regarding one of the leading candidates.
Bay Area Election Officials Grapple With Avalanche Of Mail-In Ballots Over 2 Weeks Before Election DayBy the end of this Friday, about 22 million Americans will have already voted, almost two million of those here in California.
California Allows Use Of Unofficial Ballot Drop Boxes After GOP Promises ChangesThe California GOP can harvest ballots using their unofficial boxes, according to state voting officials who claim that the Republicans committed to making changes demanded by the state.
Measure RR: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara Voters To Decide On Caltrain FundingWith Caltrain ridership plummeting during the coronavirus pandemic, a sales tax measure on the November ballot could provide a lifeline.
'Voters Have Responded' - 1.5 Million Californians Have Turned In Ballots 3 Weeks Before Election DayWith less than three weeks until Election Day, the California Secretary of State's office said elections officials have received 10 times as many vote-by-mail ballots so far compared to this point in 2016.
Sonoma County Officials Warn Voters About Unofficial Ballot Drop BoxesA Sonoma County official warned local residents Tuesday that if they want to ensure their vote is counted, they should use official drop boxes and not unofficial ballot boxes being promoted by some groups.
Contra Costa County Officials Begin Processing Flood Of Early BallotsA record number of Bay Area voters are turning in their ballots weeks ahead of election day, a practice that is making the jobs of local county registrars much easier.
SJ Voters Weigh Measure G's Expansion Of Independent Police Auditor PowersVoters in San Jose will have their say on whether or not to expand the powers of the Independent Police Auditor when it comes to deadly force and police brutality cases, this November.
Bay Area Election Officials See Surge In Ballots In 1st Week Of Early Voting - 'They Want To Make Sure'If the first week is any indication, the Bay Area could be heading towards unprecedented turnout in the 2020 election.
Facebook Extends Ban On Political Ads After Election DaySocial media giant Facebook says it will stop running issue and political ads after polls close on Election Day to reduce, in their words, "opportunities for confusion or abuse." 
KPIX Vote Smart: Long Line Greets San Francisco Election Officials As Civic Center Voting Center OpensPreparing for a rush to voting centers that began Monday, San Francisco election officials have moved their operations to large tents set up outside the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and blocked off adjacent Grove Street for a safe, socially distanced space to cast ballots.

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KPIX Original Report: KPIX Survey Puts USPS On-Time Mail Delivery To The TestKPIX 5 wanted to know if Bay Area voters can trust the United States Post Office to deliver mail-in ballots on time. Kenny Choi has the results.
East Bay Lawmaker Up For Re-Election Says Campaign Signs Were Stolen, Taken DownOakland City Councilwoman Lynette McElhaney up for re-election is crying foul after her campaign signs were stolen. Juliette Goodrich says she's not pointing fingers, and instead asking everyone to be less aggressive.
Bay Area Counties Grapple With Avalanche of Mailed BallotsIn county registrar of voters offices across the state workers are busy verifying signatures and getting ballots ready for processing in what is shaping up to be an historic absentee-ballot election. Wilson Walker reports from Palo Alto. (10-16-20)
Vote Smart: Polling Expert Analyzes State of the Presidential RaceKPIX 5's Ken Bastida talks election news with Kathy Frankovic, one of the world's leading experts in public-opinion polling. (10-16-20)
Vote Smart: The Battle Over Prop 22Are Uber drivers and other members of the "gig economy" truly independent contractors? Or are the actually part-time employees, eligible for the same benefits as other such workers receive? Devin Fehely delves into the controversy over Proposition 22. (10-15-20)
Sen. Kamala Harris Halts Campaign Travel After Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19Two people with Sen. Kamala Harris' campaign have tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the cancellation of the Vice Presidential candidate's campaign travels at least until Sunday, the campaign said Thursday. Anne Makovec reports. (10/15/20)