Are You Ready To Vote In November's Presidential Election?There are 43 days and counting to November's General Election so now is the time to make sure you are getting ready to cast your ballot.
Registration, Mail-In Ballots, Absentee Ballots, Polling PlacesFind information on registering to vote, election info, and county registrar websites that will address your November 2020 Election questions.
Election 2020: How To Register And Make Sure Your Vote Gets CountedWith the election less than ten weeks away, here is what you need to know about registering to vote and making sure the vote you cast was counted.
California Sets In-Person Voting Rules Amid CoronavirusWorried about the unpredictable coronavirus wreaking havoc on the November election, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law Thursday to let counties offer fewer in-person polling places in exchange for opening the sites earlier.
49ers, Santa Clara County To Turn Levi's Stadium Into Voting Center For November ElectionThe San Francisco 49ers and Santa Clara County will turn Levi's Stadium into a voting center for the November 3rd election as part of an ongoing effort to drive voter awareness and turnout in the county.
Contra Costa County Prepares For Deluge Of Mail-In BallotsWith the heavy scrutiny being placed on mail-in ballots this election, officials in Contra Costa County are taking steps to ensure they are counted properly this November.
San Mateo County Tests Ballot Counting System On Voter Registration DayOn a day dedicated to getting people registered to vote, voting systems on the Peninsula were being put through the paces in a test six weeks ahead of the 2020 Presidential Election.
Warriors: Team Facilities To Participate In November General ElectionThe Golden State Warriors announced Friday that team facilities in Oakland, San Francisco and Santa Cruz to support voter participation in the 2020 General Election.
Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown's Frank Advice For Democrats On Violent ProtestsIf Democrats don’t denounce the violence associated with street protests, the Republicans could exploit the issue to their advantage in the election, said former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.
With Conventions In Rear-View Mirror, Bay Area Voters Look AheadThe GOP wrapped up it's convention Thursday night, hammering away at its law-and-order message as both parties gear up for the final stretch of the presidential campaign.
'He Paid With His Life' During COVID-19 Pandemic; San Francisco Woman Delivers Emotional Convention SpeechAnger welled up in Kristin Urquiza's voice. Her beloved father was among the hundreds of thousands who have died during COVID-19 pandemic. His "only preexisting condition was trusting Donald Trump."
'That's How It All Started'; Bay Area Roots Run Deep For VP Candidate Kamala HarrisHours before Kamala Harris took the stage for the first time as Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick, she received a text message from a childhood classmate with photos from their school days.
Some Bay Area Progressives Reluctant To Support Sen. Harris As VPWhile Sen. Kamala Harris has sizable support in the Bay Area, she was not the first choice for vice president among many progressives, even with her strong local base.
Sonoma County Sheriff Poised To Challenge Oversight Ballot MeasureSonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick appears poised to challenge a ballot measure that would give more powers to the watchdog office that oversees his department.
SFMTA Board Latest To Approve Caltrain Ballot Measure Before Friday DeadlineThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's Board of Directors unanimously approved putting an eighth-cent sales tax on the November ballot to fund Caltrain during a special meeting Wednesday morning.
Santa Clara County Supes Approve Putting Caltrain Sales Tax On BallotThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to approve putting an eighth-cent sales tax on the November ballot to fund Caltrain, the latest development in a contentious regional debate over the future of the transit agency.
Concord City Council Approves Sales Tax Extension, Increase For November BallotConcord voters will be presented in November with a ballot measure on whether to approve extending and increasing a sales tax city leaders expect will raise about $27 million a year for myriad municipal needs.
California, Florida, Texas Will Lose House Seats With Trump Immigrant Voting OrderIf President Donald Trump succeeds in getting immigrants in the country illegally excluded from being counted in the redrawing of U.S. House districts, California, Florida and Texas would end up with one less congressional seat each than if every resident were counted, according to an analysis by a think tank.
Oakland Voters To Decide On Ballot Measure Strengthening Police CommissionOakland city councilmembers resolved on Thursday to put a measure to strengthen the police commission before voters in Noveber.
San Jose Council Votes To Put ‘Strong Mayor’ Proposal On November BallotA measure to reform the city of San Jose's campaign finance and conflict-of-interest laws, increase the mayor's power and add two years to current Mayor Liccardo's term will be on the November ballot after a city council vote.
Prop 16: California's Chance To Reaffirm Affirmative ActionIn November, California voters will go to the polls to vote on Proposition 16, a measure that would lift the state’s ban on considering race, gender or ethnicity in admission and hiring decisions at colleges and universities.
Facebook To Give Paid Time Off To Employees Who Volunteer As Poll WorkersFacebook will give additional paid time off to employees who volunteer as poll workers during the election.
California Secretary of State Discusses Voting, Safe Access During November ElectionCalifornia Secretary of State Alex Padilla spoke to reporters Wednesday about voting access and safety this year during the pandemic.
Expansion Of California Data Privacy Law Qualifies For November BallotCalifornia voters will decide a ballot measure this November that would give them more power over how companies use their data.
California Enacts Law Requiring Mail-In Ballots Sent To All Voters For November Presidential ElectionGov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Thursday to require county officials to mail a ballot to every registered voter for the November election, cementing into law the Democratic governor’s earlier order to mail out ballots statewide in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Challenge To California Law Giving Gig Workers Benefits Will Go On November BallotA ballot initiative backed by Uber, Lyft and DoorDash is set to go before California voters in November, which if passed, would exclude the companies from a new law giving more benefits and wage protections to gig workers.
Presidential Debate Marked By Chaos, Personal Insults, InterrruptionsThe Presidential Debate Commission says it will make changes to future debates to prevent a repeat of Tuesday night's debacle. Natalie Brand reports. (9/30/20)
2020 Presidential Debate Analysis With KPIX 5 Political Analyst Melissa CaenKPIX 5 political analyst Melissa Caen explains why she thinks 'no one won' Tuesday night's presidential debate between President Trump and Vice-President Joe Biden.
Bay Area Voters Organize Watch Parties For Presidential DebatesPresident Donald Trump and Vice-President Joe Biden squared off in the first presidential debate of 2020. Juliette Goodrich got voter reactions at watch parties in Alameda County.
President Trump And Former Vice President Biden Set To Face Off In First DebateMelissa Caen offers analysis of what the two candidates should try to accomplish in the first presidential debate (9-29-2020)
President Trump, Former Vice President Biden Prepare To Face Off In First DebateLaura Podesta reports on preparations in Cleveland for the first 2020 presidential debate (9-29-2020)
Contra Costa County Prepares for Deluge of Mail-In BallotsIn KPIX 5's Vote Smart series Andria Borba looks into how your ballot will be processed here in California. She reports from Orinda where Contra Costa County is already rehearsing for election day. (9-24-20)
Republican Senators Confident They Have Votes To Confirm New Supreme Court JusticeSkyler Henry reports on Republicans in the U.S. Senate announcing they will move forward on nominee to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court (9-22-2020)
First Trump-Biden Presidential Debate Devolves Into Interruptions, Name-CallingThe showdown between President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the first presidential debate Tuesday quickly devolved into interruptions and name-calling as the two candidates went head-to-head on issues including the coronavirus crisis, the economy and the Supreme Court.
Pelosi Tells Democrats That House Could Be Forced To Decide Presidential ElectionWith the presidential election just 36 days away, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is outlining a scenario in which the House of Representatives is forced to decide the outcome of the 2020 race for the White House.
Battle For Suburban Votes Take Ominous Tone In 2020 Presidential ElectionThe suburbs have become a huge point of contention ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Facebook Shuts Accounts It Says Were Run From China, Posting About 2020 ElectionFacebook on Tuesday said it had shut down more than 150 fake accounts it determined were run from China that including accounts posting about November's US presidential election.
Supreme Court Fight Could Elevate Kamala Harris' ProfileKamala Harris is poised to become a leading figure in the Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, with her status as both a lawmaker and vice presidential nominee putting her in the center of the fight.
Thousands Of Airline Employees Facing Furloughs As Clock Runs Out On Federal COVID-19 AidAt the stroke of midnight on Thursday, airlines across America will furlough tens thousands of workers, citing the Congress's failure to negotiate another multi-billion dollar coronavirus relief package. Many of those workers may be facing layoffs.
Facebook To Reject Ads That Spread Doubt On Election Results, MethodsFacebook said Wednesday it will not accept ads that seek to delegitimize the results of the 2020 US election or that speculate voting will lead to illegitimate outcomes.
California To Study Reparations for Black AmericansCalifornia will develop a detailed plan for reparations under a new law signed on Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, making it the first state to mandate a study of how it can make amends for its role in the oppression of Black people.
Newsom, Democratic Governors Vow All Votes Will Be Counted - 'Sacred Right Of Every American'Democratic governors in issuing a joint statement on Wednesday defending American democracy, vowing that every valid ballot will be counted in the election after President Donald Trump sowed distrust during the first presidential debate.