KPIX 5 Vote Smart Bay Area News

KPIX Vote Smart: Behind-The-Scenes Look Inside New Warriors Safe Polling Place In OaklandThe Warriors may have moved to San Francisco, but they are still very active in the Oakland community. From Saturday through Election Day, people can vote at the team's former practice facility in Oakland.
KPIX Vote Smart: Mobile Voting Centers A Welcome Convenience For Voters In Remote Areas Of San Mateo Co.Election officials in San Mateo County are trying to make it easier and more convenient to vote, travelling with a mobile voting center to remote corners of the sprawling county.
Prop. 22: Poll Finds Voters Closely Divided Over Measure Backed By Uber, LyftWith a week before Election Day, a new poll finds California voters are split over Prop. 22, a ballot measure backed by Uber and Lyft.
Property Tax Break Swap; California Prop 19 Means Different Things To Different HomeownersOn the ballot this year is a proposition that says it will help wildfire victims and change state property tax policy.
Judge Denies Becerra’s Request to Expedite Lawsuit Over GOP Ballot BoxesA Sacramento judge denied California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's request Wednesday to expedite a lawsuit brought against the California GOP over their unofficial ballot boxes.
Many Contra Costa Voters Submit Ballots At Elections Office, Official Drop Boxes Over USPS MistrustThere’s been a steady stream of people visiting the Contra Costa Elections Office to place their ballots into the drop box out front.
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.

KPIX 5 Vote Smart Statewide Stories

Poll: Voters Split Over Prop. 15 Property Tax Measure, Affirmative Action Prop. 16 TrailingA new poll finds California voters split over a measure that would change how commercial and industrial properties are taxed. Meanwhile, a measure repealing the state's ban on affirmative action is trailing by double digits.
California Orders State GOP To Remove Unofficial Ballot Boxes; None Found In Bay Area So FarCalifornia’s Republican Party on Monday acknowledged owning unofficial ballot drop boxes that state election officials said are illegal, but so far no boxes have been found in the Bay Area.
KPIX Vote Smart: Filling Out Your Mail-In Ballot - The BasicsAbout 21 million ballots are going out across California this year. That's one for every registered voter in the state. Most should arrive by the end of this week.
KPIX Vote Smart: Uber, Lyft Place Pop-Up Ads In Favor Of Prop 22 In Rideshare AppsWhen Lyft or Uber customers hail a car, an advertisement pops up saying if Prop. 22 fails, prices and wait times will increase, while drivers will lose their income.
Vote Smart: Proposition 15 Targets Commercial, Industrial Properties for More Frequent Tax AssessmentProposition 15 on the Nov. 3 ballot would reassess commercial and industrial properties every three years, while residential property, including home-based businesses, would remain under 1978 rules.
California Voters To Review Criminal Justice, Bail ReformsCalifornia voters will consider rolling back a host of criminal justice changes in what amounts to a referendum on whether the progressive state has become too lenient.

KPIX 5 Vote Smart Video Reports

KPIX Vote Smart: Campaign 2020 In The Home Stretch As Trump, Biden Stump Across U.S.Campaign 2020 is in the home stretch with President Trump attending rallies in the Midwest and Vice-President Biden at back-to-back events in Georgia. CBS reporter Skyler Henry is tracking both candidates from Washington D.C.
Nearly Half Of All Registered Voters In Bay Area Have Already VotedWith Election Day just a week away, there are some surprising numbers in the Bay Area. Wilson Walker tells us, nearly half of all registered voters here, have already voted.
KPIX Vote Smart: Q & A With Sonoma County Registrar Of Voters Deva ProtoHelping you Vote Smart: Deva Proto with the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters answers questions about Election 2020.
Get A Sneak Peek Inside The New Warriors Safe Polling Place In OaklandWarriors president Rick Welts gives Betty Yu a sneak peak inside the new safe polling place at the teams Oakland facility.
Santa Clara County Law Enforcement Warns Of Zero Tolerance For Voter Intimidation Or TamperingSanta Clara County law enforcement are sending out a warning that there will be zero tolerance of voter intimidation. So far, there's no sign of trouble as early voting is in full swing. Len Ramirez reports officials are trying to keep it that way. (10/26/20)
Interview: Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Updates Early Voting TurnoutIn Santa Clara County, about 400,000 voters have already cast their ballots. Registrar of Voters Evelyn Mendez talks about how her office is managing the early turnout.