Three proposals to change the size, functions, and method of electing Portland’s City Council will be on the ballot on Nov. 8.
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Seattle will determine whether to adopt a new system of voting that would allow voters to choose as many candidates as they like.
Except in contests with at least six candidates, the plan would remove the primary. Only November polls would be held in races with less.
Angelenos may complain about state government like other Californians, but we have a practice of using Sacramento as training for local politicians.
Experts say $75 million is insufficient to fund local elections and leaves local offices without resources to improve infrastructure.
Boulder is looking for community feedback on proposal to repeal rule that requires campaigns using its new online petitioning system.
As voters begin to cast ballots in 2022 primaries, the election industry has been scrambling to get enough paper to print ballots.
If the crisis in democracy had a capital, it would be Los Angeles. And if democracy is going to be saved, that rescue needs to start in California.
A new wave of power grabs by Georgia’s GOP legislators is threatening to wrest control of key local government bodies from Democrats.
Election workers so vital to U.S. democracy are increasingly under attack. State and local authorities are so central to finding the solution.