Election Coverage

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Election 2012 vs. 2008: The Thrill Is Gone

Four years ago, voters turned out in record numbers to cast ballots in an election that would result in America’s first black president. Voters repeated words like “hope” and “change.” Barack Obama is again vying...
San Franciscans in front of City Hall rally in support of Proposition A. Photo by Erica Hellerstein.

Parcel Tax Proposition May Decide Fate of City College

Proponents of Proposition A, a parcel tax on November’s ballot to fund City College of San Francisco, say that without the ballot measure hundreds of college classes will be eliminated. Opponents argue that taxpayers shouldn’t...
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Prop. F to Decide the Fate of Hetchy Hetchy’s Water

The question of where San Francisco will get its water and energy is addressed this upcoming election by Proposition F, which requires the city to create an $8 million plan to drain the Hetch Hetchy...
Nestor Cuellas helps city residents complete voter registration forms at the 16th Street Bart Station on Oct. 22, the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election.

Mission, Citywide Voter Registration at Historic High

In a final sprint to the finish line, President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are playing retail politics, courting thousands of undecided voters in key battleground states. While candidates overlook California — a...
Host Erick Arguello, President of the Lower 24th Street Merchants and Neighbors Association, hangs up signs at a fundraiser for District 9 Supervisor David Campos at 780 Cafe.

Unopposed, Campos Runs Hard and Builds War Chest

Two dozen supporters gathered one recent Thursday evening at 780 Cafe on Valencia Street for a fundraiser for District 9 Supervisor David Campos. Amid speeches and live music, drinks and Mexican food, the campaign staff...