Don’t be Duped by Fantasy Baseball Election Endorsement Mailers

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.

 

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Police transparency is going backwards

"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."

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Oakland Needs a Fully Civilian, Fully Independent, Strong Police Commission

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.

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Mail-voters don't waste time getting postage

Post Office reality vs Post Office policy -  My trip to the Post Office today

 

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Are you a mail-in voter who has moved?

Your mail-in ballot could get invalidated.

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Drop-off Boxes for Mail-in Ballots and Weekend Early Voting

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/

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Don't Ask Don't Tell mail-in ballot postage snafu

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.” 

 

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Political signs on public utility poles

Ever notice which political candidates most often ignore the law against signage on public utility poles?

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Early in-person-voting at Alameda County and SF City/County

Each county registrar has different early in-person voting hours and weekend availability.

Don't rely on campaign email blasts for that info. 

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Whom should I vote for in other races

A mini game of thrones

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