Home  | Advertise with Us  | About Us  | Contact Us
Sunday, 17 December, 2017
Alamo Square Fillmore Jazz District Hayes Valley Nihonmachi Panhandle Bay View Bay Area
Home Page > Bay Area News

It is election season again — in case you did not already know that

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:42:00
Article by:
Sam Felsing
Voting poster via the web.
It is time to learn a new alphabet. This one goes from A–RR. These are the letters for the 25 local and regional measures on the 2016 San Francisco November ballot. That is in addition to the 17 state propositions people will also be voting on. Those wishing to get an early start on voting will get the chance on Oct. 10 — when absentee ballots will start hitting mailboxes. They can also head to San Francisco City Hall on Oct. 11, when the City will open its own early voting station for residents to perform their civic duty.
   
The 2016 ballot has a number of controversial and unusual propositions for people to vote on. Prop F and Prop N allow people as young as 16 and noncitizens to vote in some local elections. Prop H creates a public advocate position. The public advocate would investigate citizen complaints against city government and make recommendations for improving performance. Prop Q bans the sidewalk tent encampments made popular by the city’s homeless, and Prop V puts a higher sales tax on sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda. The full list of measures can be found here: http://sfgov.org/elections/local-ballot-measure-status.
   
In addition to ballot measures, residents will also vote for their choices for the State Assembly and Senate, as well as the U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate.  Residents of the supervisorial Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 will also get to choose their local legislative leaders. 
   
It is easier than ever to register to vote, or to request an absentee ballot. This can now be done online at http://registertovote.ca.gov/. The last day to register to vote is Oct. 24.

 
 Other Articles

 
 Other News
Divisadero Farmers Market, every Sunday in October, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Divisadero Farmers...

The Divisadero Farmers Market offers seasonal, organic fare, flowers, and artisanal goodies such as empanadas, jams and...

SFPD Park Station community meetings, Park Station, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6:00 p.m. SFPD Park Station...

The second Tuesday of each month the Park Station holds a community meeting to provide input, express concerns, or...

Halloween Extravaganza, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5-10:00 p.m., Grove Street between Central and Baker, free admission Halloween Extravaganza,...

NOPNA — the North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association — with the generous help of a lot of neighbors,...

Japanese Parents Group, Thursday, Oct. 26, 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. Western Addition Branch Library, free Japanese Parents Group,...

And here’s another opportunity for those interested in opportunities to savor the Japanese language....

Japanese-Language Book Discussion Group, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2-3:00 p.m. Western Addition Branch Library, free Japanese-Language Book...

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to join your neighbors to discuss — in Japanese! — the books you...

Community Kitchen communal dinner, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m.?9:00 p.m., at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California Community Kitchen...

This ongoing program is designed to bring together members of the community to learn Japanese and Japanese-American...

The Prepared Renter, free workshop offered on Monday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. by the SF LGBT Center The Prepared Renter,...

San Francisco remains one of the most expensive cities in the U.S. in which to live. What are the options for those...

“Storytelling through Solo Song” — a voice recital by Baroque Ensemble students, Friday, Oct. 20, 10, 7:30 p.m.at the Conservatory of Music, free “Storytelling through...

Students of the Baroque Ensemble in the Voice Department of the Conservatory of Music will provide an exceptional...

3D Computer Printing Class, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6-7 p.m., San Francisco Main Library, free 3D Computer Printing...

This is a unique opportunity to learn the basics about creating 3D printed models — everyone is welcome, no...

Jazz at the Fillmore Farmers Market, every Saturday, 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Fillmore Center Plaza, free Jazz at the Fillmore...

The Fillmore Farmers Market is the only farmers market in San Francisco, and one of the few in the nation, to offer...



TheWesternEdition.com  | Copyright ©2010-2017, all rights reserved  | Terms of use