Voting

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ACLU contends California must let former prisoners vote

This week the ACLU filed a lawsuit against California’s Secretary of State to allow state prison inmates to vote while they serve community probation terms. KFWB Legal Analyst Royal Oakes discussed this with Penny and […]

02/05/2014

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Poll: Californians worry about crime, early inmate releases; support gay marriage, legal marijuana

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California shows voters are concerned about public safety as a court battle continues over reducing the state’s prison population. Nearly half […]

09/25/2013

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Poll: Hillary Clinton remains popular in Calif.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new Field Poll finds strong support for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton among California voters as she considers whether to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. The […]

07/25/2013

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Calif. bill would allow voting on Saturdays

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker wants to help boost election turnout by giving voters the chance to cast ballots on Saturdays. Legislation by state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, would require counties […]

07/14/2013

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Must voters have to prove citizenship to register?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices seem conflicted on whether they think states can force people to prove their U.S. citizenship before registering to vote.

03/18/2013

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Poll: Californians still gloomy on economy, jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll shows that most Californians are downright gloomy about the state’s economy and very few voters think the job market will improve this year.

03/01/2013

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Poll: Calif. voters back marijuana legalization

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A poll has promising news for marijuana users who hope California will join two other states that voted to legalize recreational use of the drug.

02/27/2013

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Motion picture academy extends Oscars voting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar voters will have an extra day to cast their ballots. The motion picture academy says it’s extending the deadline for members to vote for the Academy Awards to Jan. 4, following criticism of its new electronic voting system.

12/31/2012

Vote 2012

Calif. turnout was 72 percent in November election

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s Secretary of State says more than half the voters who cast ballots in the November election voted by mail – the highest rate yet for a general election.

12/14/2012

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Facebook poised to roll out more privacy controls

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Facebook is trying to make its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an effort to turn the world’s largest social network into a more discreet place.

12/12/2012

Calif. voters retain death penalty despite costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California voters have decided to retain the death penalty for the state’s worst criminals, rejecting the argument that too few death row inmates are executed to justify the cost. Nearly complete […]

11/07/2012

The strange places America votes (video)

For one day, school gymnasiums and fire house bays become polling places. Just do not forget the columbarium in San Francisco, the condo party room in Chicago or the laundromat. Take a peek at some […]

11/06/2012

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