Campaign 2020 Bay Area

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.
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.

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Campaign 2020 -- California

Poll: Bernie Sanders Opens Up 18-Point Lead In California Democratic PrimaryWith less than two weeks until Super Tuesday, a new poll shows Sen. Bernie Sanders with a commanding lead in the California Democratic Primary.
Math Plays A Major Factor In Delegate Distribution For California PrimaryIn three weeks, the California Primary puts 495 delegates up for grabs. The math that determines how those delegates are awarded may make it difficult for any one candidate to claim a sweeping victory here.
Prop. 13: Deteriorating Condition of East Bay School Emblematic of Statewide NeedProposition 13, the only statewide measure on the March 3 ballot, would create a $15 billion bond to build, repair and modernize schools like Lake Elementary in San Pablo where the heating system is held together with duct tape.
California Voters Cast Ballots in March Primary Starting Feb. 3rdCalifornians start voting Monday in a high-profile Democratic presidential primary that has no clear front runner and could take longer to count than any previous election in a state already notorious for slow ballot counting.
(Way) Early Voting: Solano County 1st In Bay Area To Send Out Primary BallotsSolano County gave their voters a 10-day head start on the rest of the Bay Area and most of the country.
California Voters May Consider Mandate To End HomelessnessAn advisory council appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom called Monday for California voters to consider a legally enforceable mandate to end homelessness, as the most populous state grapples with one of its most pressing and politically fraught problems.