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 Middle East and North Africa
International observers judged April 2003 parliamentary elections to be generally free and fair, and there was a marked decrease from previous years in election related violence; however, there were some problems with underage voting, confiscation of ballot boxes and voter intimidation.
Deeply flawed parliamentary elections, in which the Government forbade virtually all of the country’s reformists from running, were held on February 20, 2004.
The citizens of Jordan and Yemen elected new parliaments in elections that were generally free and fair.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/shrd/2003/31022.htm   (13842 words)

  
 Contra Costa County, CA: Smart Voter
including the Elections Division which has the responsibility for administering elections in California.
A joint project of the Contra Costa Elections Department and the LWV of Diablo Valley.
See Voter Registration in California from the League of Women Voters.
www.smartvoter.org /ca/cc   (223 words)

  
 PANNA: UFW Organizes California Strawberry Workers. Global Pesticide Campaigner, Volume 6, Number 4, December 1996.
Strawberry workers in California are fighting for a living wage, protection from arbitrary firings, clean drinking water and bathrooms in the fields, health insurance and an end to sexual harassment.
Strawberry workers are reaching out to consumers for support so that their industry will negotiate and sign contracts after the union wins elections.
UFW Organizes California Strawberry Workers In September 1996, over 7,000 strawberry workers and their supporters marched through the streets of Watsonville, California, in support of the United Farm Workers (UFW).
www.panna.org /resources/pestis/PESTIS.1996.147.html   (852 words)

  
 Wired News: Calling the Election: A Primer
Doing the actual exit polling are Edison Media Research -- the exit poller for the New York mayor's election and the California gubernatorial recall election of 2003-- and Mitofsky International, which has worked with CNN and did the exit polling for the Russian presidential elections in 1996 and 2000.
Stung by its performance, the news networks scrapped Voter News Service, the system they had relied on since 1990 to gather exit-poll data, and formed National Elections Pool.
02:00 AM Nov. 02, 2004 PT If viewers are expecting some more of the embarrassing gaffes that plagued TV news during the 2000 presidential election coverage and a computer meltdown during mid-term elections in 2002, they are probably going to be disappointed.
www.wired.com /news/politics/0,1283,65557,00.html?tw=newsletter_topstories_html   (852 words)

  
 Voter Information Guide
Elections are the highest expression of civic participation that we have in a free society, and we must cherish, honor, and protect this privilege faithfully.
Special statewide elections are not a common occurrence and often result in a lower turnout than in regularly scheduled elections.
Thank you for being a part of California’s future by casting your ballot in the November 8th special statewide election.
www.voterguide.ss.ca.gov   (265 words)

  
 California Secretary of State - 1999 - 2000 Election Calendar
California's elections require a great deal of work, advance preparation and expertise from a number of persons at both the county and state levels.
We are fortunate in the Golden State to have such high caliber officials who are dedicated to conducting honest, efficient, accessible and successful statewide elections.
The Elections Division of my office has prepared this 2000 California Election Calendar as a guide for all election officials, public officials, candidates, and members of the news media.
primary2000.ss.ca.gov /calendar   (230 words)

  
 Marin County, CA: Smart Voter
including the Elections Division which has the responsibility for administering elections in California.
Archives are available for these past Marin County elections: 3/8/2005, 11/2/2004, 3/2/2004, 11/4/2003, 10/7/2003, 11/5/2002, 3/5/2002, 11/6/2001, 11/7/2000, 3/7/2000, 11/2/1999, 11/3/1998, 6/2/1998
See Voter Registration in California from the League of Women Voters.
www.smartvoter.org /ca/mrn   (230 words)

  
 LWV California. California Special Statewide Election November 8, 2005.
In our Voters Service role, we present unbiased, nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues on the ballot.
See Smart Voter for full election coverage including many local elections.
See also information from the Secretary of State Elections Division
ca.lwv.org /lwvc/edfund/elections/2005nov   (104 words)

  
 U.S. Newswire : Release : Minor Parties Condemn 'Voter Choice Open Primary' Initiative
California congressional elections are similar to congressional elections elsewhere in the USA.
An analysis of past California blanket primaries, encompassing 398 elections, shows that only Democrats and Republicans ever place first or second in such primaries (the only exception are cases in which only one member of a major party files for the office)."
If the Voter Choice Open Primary becomes law, Californians will never see anyone on their November ballots, in congressional and state elections, except Republicans and Democrats.
releases.usnewswire.com /printing.asp?id=22430   (104 words)

  
 People's Weekly World Newspaper Online - Letters
Both propositions have been condemned by the Coalition for Free and Open Elections; by former Illinois Congressman John B. Anderson; by all seven qualified parties on the ballot in California; by all the parties that ever appeared on Washington state’s ballot; and by many important unions, including SEIU of California.
Your readers should know there are ballot initiatives in Washington and California that would limit the general election ballot (for Congress and state office) to just the top two vote-getters in the primary.
Children were dying of hunger, farmers were leaving their fields unplowed, potatoes were dumped in the ocean because there was no money to buy, and then the banks closed.
www.pww.org /article/articleprint/6028   (104 words)

  
 World Magazine - Weekly News Christian Views
The dean of American elections analysts, Michael Barone, has warned that special elections are not good indicators of subsequent regular elections, but the early August special election in Ohio's 2nd Congressional District received great attention.
Hackett lost, the left is now excited about the next special election, coming up Oct. 4 in California's 48th Congressional District.
Full disclosure: I know three of the candidates in the race well—Republican State Sen. John Campbell, former Republican State Assemblywoman Marilyn Brewer, and University of California Professor John Graham, a Democrat.
www.worldmag.com /subscriber/displayarticle.cfm?id=10980   (547 words)

  
 California Secretary of State - Elections & Voter Information - Elections division - Recall FAQs
According to information received from California's counties, the current estimated county cost of conducting the October 7, 2003 statewide special election is between $42 million and $55 million.
Local elections officials are responsible for counting and verifying recall petition signatures once the proponents obtain at least 10 percent of the total number of required signatures.
When the Governor is the target of a recall, the California Constitution requires the Lieutenant Governor to set the date of the recall election.
www.ss.ca.gov /elections/elections_recall_faqs.htm   (1202 words)

  
 California Secretary of State - Elections & Voter Information - Elections division - Recall FAQs
California Secretary of State- Elections and Voter Information - Elections division - Recall FAQs
Local elections officials are responsible for counting and verifying recall petition signatures once the proponents obtain at least 10 percent of the total number of required signatures.
According to information received from California's counties, the current estimated county cost of conducting the October 7, 2003 statewide special election is between $42 million and $55 million.
www.ss.ca.gov /elections/elections_recall_faqs.htm   (1202 words)

  
 Recall in California
Election results must be certified, in accordance with Division 15 of the California Elections Code.
Recall in California is provided for in the state Constitution and in the state Elections Code.
Recalls have often been attempted in California against statewide elected officials and legislators.
www.igs.berkeley.edu /library/htRecall2003.html   (1202 words)

  
 The Orion
The California Collegiate Athletic Association championship was decided by halftime of Saturday's game at Acker Gym against Cal State L.A., when the Wildcats led, 39-24, and only increased their lead in the second half....
Her former roommate, Chico State graduate Tara Hof, 23, became famous after appearing on the reality dating show "The Bachelor: Paris....
Out of the 34 students who picked up candidate packets for the Associated Students elections, 19 returned the packets and can start campaigning Thursday for the elections on April 12 and 13.…read more
www.orion-online.net   (253 words)

  
 California recall election, 2003 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
California was hit harder than other states at the end of the speculative bubble known as the "dot-com boom" — from 1996 to 2000 — when Silicon Valley was the center of the internet economy.
This was to be the second gubernatorial recall election in the United States history and the first in the history of California.
For the 2003 recall elections, that meant a minimum of 900,000 signatures, based on the November 2002 statewide elections.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2003_California_recall   (4332 words)

  
 United States gubernatorial elections, 2006 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The U.S. gubernatorial elections of 2006 will coincide with the mid-term elections of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.
In February 2006, Baldacci was given a mere 41% approval rating by the voters of Maine in one poll[2].
Although his early 2006 approval rating was a mildly unfavorable 45 percent, he lead both Republican challengers, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and Congressman Mark Green by six to nine points in polls; he has not been able to poll greater than fifty percent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/U.S._gubernatorial_elections,_2006   (1539 words)

  
 California Secretary of State - Elections & Voter Information - Elections division - October 7, 2003, Statewide Special Election Information
California Secretary of State- Elections and Voter Information - Elections division - October 7, 2003, Statewide Special Election Information
www.ss.ca.gov /elections/recall.htm   (20 words)

  
 California Assembly Fundraising
California State Assembly Fundraising for the 1994 elections
The chart below lists the funds raised by major candidates who participated in the 1994 general elections for the California State Assembly.
State Assembly district for which the candidates competed to represent.
www.uwsa.com /issues/cfr/asmbfinal.html   (143 words)

  
 EFF: Secretary of State Shelley Announces Electronic Voting Machine Requirement
The Secretary of State is responsible for certifying all voting machines used for elections within the state of California.
According to the California Voter Foundation, 9% of California counties used electronic voting systems in the October 2003 recall election, and 32-40% will likely use electronic voting systems in the upcoming March 2004 elections.
Sacramento, CA - Responding to a raft of reports detailing flaws in electronic voting systems, California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley today announced that he is requiring all electronic voting systems purchased by California counties to provide a paper printout to allow voters to verify their votes and auditors to verify election results.
www.eff.org /Activism/E-voting/20031121_eff_pr.php   (430 words)

  
 California's secretary of state faces damaging new report
Secretary of State Kevin Shelley, a Democrat, frequently lost his temper at work, made sexually suggestive remarks to staffers and created a hostile working environment in California's top elections office, according to allegations made in the report from the state personnel board, set to be released Tuesday.
California's top elections official faces a damaging new state report on his alleged verbal attacks on staff members and questionable hiring practices -- the second audit of his conduct in six weeks.
A state audit in December charged his office with poor management and oversight of $82 million in federal Help America Vote Act funds that it was authorized to spend.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2005/01/25/national0713EST0485.DTL   (415 words)

  
 California Secretary of State Lays Out Requirements for Electronic Voting Systems - Government Technology
In a speech on Wednesday to the California Black Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of State Bruce McPherson announced that he has imposed stringent new conditions on voting systems being considered for use in California elections, outlining ten critical requirements for any vendor applying for certification of voting equipment in the Golden State.
For the first time, California will have a strict and clearly articulated list of benchmarks that voting systems and their manufacturers will need to meet to be able to be certified for use in California.
The new conditions for any vendor applying for certification of voting equipment throughout California provide a step-by-step process that identifies how a voting system will be examined to ensure accuracy, security and usability.
www.govtech.net /magazine/channel_story.php/96882   (696 words)

  
 Smart Voter: California Secretary of State, Duties of Office
The Secretary of State is the chief elections officer of the state and has the responsibility for administering the provisions of the Elections Code.
The Secretary of State is elected at the same time and in the same manner as the Governor to a maximum of two four-year terms.
Smart Voter: California Secretary of State, Duties of Office
www.smartvoter.org /1998jun/ca/state/race/secst/duties.html   (259 words)

  
 California Secretary of State - Elections & Voter Information - County Elections Officials
California Secretary of State - Elections & Voter Information - County Elections Officials
Click here for interactive County Map, which links to county elections officials' web sites.
www.ss.ca.gov /elections/elections_d.htm   (129 words)

  
 EPIC Advisory Board
A publication resulting from his Master's thesis presented the first way to secure and protect privacy of elections conducted over computer networks; his work since early 2000 has focused again on voting and he has been involved in founding companies in that space.
She has testified before both the U.S. and the California legislatures and at government sponsored hearings.
He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science, with a minor in Business Administration, from Berkeley, and has taught at NYU Graduate School of Business Administration and at the University of California.
www.epic.org /epic/advisory_board.html   (129 words)

  
 U.S. Senate election, 2006 - dKosopedia
The 2006 House election is scheduled for the same date as the Senate election, as well as many state and local elections, including those for 36 state governors.
Elections for the United States Senate will be held on November 7, 2006, with 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate being contested.
He is, however, Governor of New Jersey, having won the 2005 gubernatorial election.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/2006_Senate_Elections   (2242 words)

  
 Congress.org: Elections, Candidates
Proposition 60 does allow parties that have candidates in primary elections to have a candidate in general elections.
Proposition 60 could have amended the California Constitution to permanently prevent primary schemes from being imposed in the future.
PROPOSITION 60 PROTECTS VOTER CHOICE by guaranteeing that every political party has the right to nominate candidates for partisan office in a primary election and compete in a general election.
www.congress.org /congressorg/e4/content/ballotinfo?state=CA&id=100   (2242 words)

  
 Proposition 60A uses surplus state property to pay off bonds
Proposition 60A landed on the November ballot when a state court ruled that the surplus property question was incorrectly added to Proposition 60, an elections-related initiative written by state lawmakers.
Proposition 60, also now a standalone measure, reaffirms the status quo for statewide elections, guaranteeing seven political parties a place on November election ballots and making spring primary voters pick candidates only from their own political party.
That's Proposition 60A, one of the least visible among November's 16 ballot initiatives.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/09/18/state2040EDT0148.DTL   (2242 words)

  
 Proposition 52 is a Dangerous Idea for California
California elections have been largely immune from the problems experienced in Florida and other states.
Elections officials and law enforcement leaders throughout California are gravely concerned about Proposition 52, the controversial initiative on the November ballot that allows people to register to vote on Election Day without providing a photo ID or other official form of identification.
Proposition 52 makes matters even worse by requiring ballots cast by these last-minute registrants to be mixed in with all other ballots and immediately counted meaning they are lost forever and can never be checked for fraud.
www.ca-republican.com /3308/3308h3.htm   (2242 words)

  
 CA Secretary of State - Vote2002 - State Assembly District 33 - San Luis Obispo County
For updated results of the Controller, Senate District 12, Assembly District 30 and 78 contests, click here: http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/elections.htm
The Vote2002 web pages are no longer being updated in order to facilitate the preparation of the official canvass of the vote.
CA Secretary of State - Vote2002 - State Assembly District 33 - San Luis Obispo County
vote2002.ss.ca.gov /Returns/stasm/3340.htm   (132 words)

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