Voting

Early voters cast their ballots at City Hall in San Francisco on Nov. 1, 2016. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Official citywide election results released by SF Department of Elections

The San Francisco Department of Elections released the final, certified results for the…

 

Voters cast their ballots at San Francisco's City Hall Tuesday, November 8, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF City Hall sees second highest early voter turnout

Election Day at City Hall in San Francisco did not appear to…

 

SFSU students to get out the vote on campus

Students who live on campus at San Francisco State University will be…

 

Voting is habit-forming: If someone votes once, they are more likely to vote in future elections. (Courtesy photo)

Lower the voting age

Want to improve our democracy, increase voter turnout and send a strong…

Voting is habit-forming: If someone votes once, they are more likely to vote in future elections. (Courtesy photo)
Pilates instructor Christine Szymanski shows off her support for presidential candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders after she voted at City Hall on Sunday. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

As SF ‘feels the Bern’ and touts #ImWithHer, turnout numbers strong

From the state senate to the Democratic presidential primary, it’s still anyone’s…

Pilates instructor Christine Szymanski shows off her support for presidential candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders after she voted at City Hall on Sunday. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD to start teaching kids as young as 16 about voting

Another round of legislation in support of lowering the voting age in…

In this Jan. 26, 2015 file photo, Jason Green wears a holster with bananas marked "Smith" and "Wesson" at a rally in support of open carry gun laws at the Capitol, in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay/2015 AP)

New laws in 2016 show states are diverging on guns, voting

TRENTON, N.J. — Laws taking effect at the start of the new…

In this Jan. 26, 2015 file photo, Jason Green wears a holster with bananas marked "Smith" and "Wesson" at a rally in support of open carry gun laws at the Capitol, in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay/2015 AP)
If San Francisco moves forward in developing an open source voting system, paper ballots could be a thing of the past. (Connor Hunt/ Special to SF Examiner)

San Francisco could lead on open source voting

Nowhere in the United States is there an open source voting system.…

If San Francisco moves forward in developing an open source voting system, paper ballots could be a thing of the past. (Connor Hunt/ Special to SF Examiner)
Supervisor John Avalos. Eric Lawson/Special to the S.F. Examiner

Youth voting effort in SF postponed for at least another year

San Francisco could become the first major city to bestow upon its…

Supervisor John Avalos. Eric Lawson/Special to the S.F. Examiner
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Voting doesn’t have to suck in America

For a nation that prides itself on democracy, we sure make voting…

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Courtesy San Mateo CountySan Mateo County has elected only one Latino and no Asian supervisors in the past 25 years

Districts’ fairness reviewed

Having recently settled a lawsuit that alleged discriminatory election practices, San Mateo…

Courtesy San Mateo CountySan Mateo County has elected only one Latino and no Asian supervisors in the past 25 years
S.F. Examiner File PhotoOut of service: “Investment and maintenance” are highlighted in SFMTA’s budget.

City figuring out how to drag voters to the polls

When I cast my vote about 6 p.m. Tuesday, I was only…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoOut of service: “Investment and maintenance” are highlighted in SFMTA’s budget.
Getty Images file photoRoadblock: Supervisor David Campos is pushing legislation to allow voters to select a larger number of candidates in ranked-choice voting

Too many candidates causing problems in San Francisco elections

Supervisor David Campos has proposed a charter amendment to “tweak” San Francisco’s…

Getty Images file photoRoadblock: Supervisor David Campos is pushing legislation to allow voters to select a larger number of candidates in ranked-choice voting

High school teacher faces fines for helping students vote

DIM BULB: Florida high school civics teacher Jill Cicciarelli could face thousands…

Party split: Shifting voter registration to the Web “would be an amazing tool for us

Web registering may shake up voter rolls in California

Registering to vote might soon be as easy as placing an online…

Party split: Shifting voter registration to the Web “would be an amazing tool for us

Voting by mail can result in unintended consequences

Think of long lines of people standing in the rain, voters huddled…

County tests voting machines

San Mateo County elections officials began testing electronic voting equipment this week…

Examiner Editorial: Time for transparency in Black Panther case

On Election Day 2008, three members of the New Black Panther Party…

Officials still lag on economy

Some city supervisors continue to stall on job creation and government efficiency,…

Economics for progressives: The Daniel Klein survey explains a lot

Who's smarter than a fifth grader in economics? Not the progressive left,…