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California and Mississippi: Together Again at the Bottom in Elections

April 12, 2014 | 9:00 am

California and Mississippi: Together Again at the Bottom in Elections

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New Pew Charitable Trusts study says the state lags far behind in how it conducts elections.

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Berkeley Creates Student Majority Council District, Fights Over Details

December 19, 2013 | 11:21 am

Berkeley Creates Student Majority Council District, Fights Over Details

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Berkeley City Council approved a redistricting map that includes the first ever student majority council district.

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California’s Top Political Watchdog Leaves With a Bang

October 25, 2013 | 4:00 pm

California’s Top Political Watchdog Leaves With a Bang

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Ann Ravel, fresh off several campaign finance victories, heads off to the Federal Election Commission.

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Ranked-Choice Voting Explained

October 28, 2011 | 3:53 pm

Ranked-Choice Voting Explained

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In November San Franciscans choose their next mayor through an electoral process called ranked-choice voting (RCV). Also known as “instant run-off voting,” voters will pick three candidates (instead of one), and rank them in order of preference, eliminating the need for a separate runoff election. Although this is not the first time San Francisco has […]

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