Anyone who’s registered as either a Democrat or Republican gets printed glossy mailing pieces around election time with a list of endorsements on them and photos of smiling politicians and candidates.
"If a police officer kills you, there's no guarantee that your next of kin will be able to determine if that same cop has killed someone — or five someones — in the line of duty before. In fact, police departments are currently banned from releasing information related to police discipline even if a citizen specifically seeks it through a public records request. Barring unusual leaks or unusually aggressive investigative journalism, cops who’ve repeatedly shown that they're bad at their jobs can effectively conceal their records."Read more
Many of us from across the Oakland political spectrum have worked very hard on implementing a totally civilian, totally independent Police Commission with the power and funding to do it's job.Read more
Post Office reality vs Post Office policy - My trip to the Post Office today
You can vote early in person this weekend and next at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters 1225 Fallon St. 9-3 pm and weekdays 830 to 5pm. (510) 272-6973 for more info or online at http://www.acgov.org/rov/Read more
It’s a classic government “don’t ask, don’t tell” situation where the only written Registrar’s guidance tells you to use “required postage” on your mail-in ballot and the official USPO election mailing guide for 2016 states that all election mail will be picked up and delivered to the registrar only if the registrar has a “postage due account.”
Ever notice which political candidates most often ignore the law against signage on public utility poles?Read more
Each county registrar has different early in-person voting hours and weekend availability.
Don't rely on campaign email blasts for that info.Read more