elections

BILINGUAL POLL WORKERS NEEDED

 

November 2, 2013 (San Diego) – If you speak Chinese or Vietnamese, the Registrar of Voters needs your help at local poll sites on Nov. 19 for the San Diego City mayor’s race on November 19.

Registrar Michael Vu says there is an urgent need for more bilingual volunteers to help citizens who are not yet proficient in English to vote at the polls.

Chinese and Vietnamese new poll worker orientation training classes are offered. Bilingual poll worker volunteers can earn a stipend of  $90 to $110. All poll worker volunteers must be U.S. citizens, registered to vote in California, and able to read and write the English language.

CONGRESSWOMAN DAVIS INTRODUCES BILL TO RESTORE INTEGRITY IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS



April 25, 2013 (San Diego's East County) -- In an effort to help restore integrity to our federal elections, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA) re-introduced legislation that would prohibit top state election officials from participating in federal campaigns.



The Federal Election Integrity Act would prohibit a chief election official of a state from serving on federal campaign committees or engaging in other political activity on behalf of federal candidates in any election over which the official has supervisory authority. 



“Imagine if someone could be both the coach and the referee in a game,” said Davis.  “That would certainly not be fair.  So why would we then allow one person to both officiate an election and chair a candidate’s federal campaign committee?  Someone who has a vested interest in a federal campaign should not also be able to oversee an election in which that candidate runs.  Congress needs to take this long-overdue step to restore the faith of the American people in the election system.”

PHOTOS OF THE YEAR 2012

December 31, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – A photo is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes. East County Magazine’s photographers and readers have compiled an impressive portfolio of dramatic images this year. These are our editor’s picks for the photos that create an emotional chord, from inspiration to anguish. We deeply appreciate our professional photojournalists and citizen photographers who helped document the images that defined the news and character of our region this year.

 

 

CHALDEAN ELECTIONS: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

October 18, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – The editor of the Chaldean Times in Detroit, Michigan has asked that we provide a link to their recent articles on elections in which Chaldean candidates were running for office.  El Cajon has the second highest population of Iraqi Chaldean Christians in the U.S., after Detroit.

ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS

 
 
March 9, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 WORLD  
  • Strong solar storm to hit earth Thursday (BBC)
  • Election irregularities reported across Russia (NPR)
  • Syria’s deputy oil minister defects from Assad (Reuters)
  • Satellite images show buildup in Syria (New York Times) 
U.S.
  • Romney wins Ohio, 4 other Super Tuesday states (Sacramento Bee)
  • Seattle’s first urban food forest will be open to foragers (NPR)
  • Where women stand on the political race (NPR)
  • All the ads pulled from Rush Limbaugh’s show (Yahoo! News)
  • Green firms get fed cash, give executives bonuses, fail (ABC)
  • Big Pharma’s role in the contraception debate (Daily Beast)
  • BP Settlement sells out victims: deal buries evidence of oil company willful negligence (GregPalast.com)
  • Deaths from dangerous gut bacteria hit historic highs (NPR)
  • Cash mobs profit locally owned stores (PRI)
 
Scroll down for excerpts and links to full stories. 

ELECTION INTEGRITY PROGRAM MARCH 10 IN ALPINE

 
March 4, 2012 (Alpine) -- The Election Integrity Program is a free public education project. Do you want elections to be conducted correctly? Americans for a Constitutional Republic invites you to learn all you wanted to know about voting and elections but were afraid to ask. Come attend this informative session.

 

READER’S EDITORIAL: SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL SHOULD MOVE FORWARDS WITH A CITIZEN PETITION TO PUBLICLY FUND ELECTIONS

 By Nadin Abbott

 
January 15, 2012 (San Diego)--On Thursday January 11th, 2012 Mr. Derek Casady of La Jolla brought a proposal for the June Ballot allowing for voluntary public financing of elections in the City of San Diego. We are just starting to see the toxic effects of the Citizens United Supreme Court Decision on our democracy. In that decision, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations could pour virtually unlimited amounts into funding campaigns for candidates and political initiatives, opening wide the floodgates for corruption and undue influence on public officials. 

SENATOR KEHOE’S BILL TO PROTECT TENANTS' FREE SPEECH RIGHTS HEADS TO GOVERNOR

September 1, 2011 – Sen. Christine Kehoe’s (D-San Diego) legislation to allow renters to display political signs in their apartments and homes passed the Assembly today with bipartisan support and now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown for consideration.