Articles Tagged With ‘Vote’




Let’s stop wasting our votes

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT My votes for San Luis Obispo City Council just got wasted again. Just like in 2016. Just like before that. Election after election, my votes play no role in electing anyone to a council that then... (Continue reading)

Almost 40 percent of SLO County ballots still to be counted

With a couple mayor’s races still undecided, San Luis Obispo County election officials have nearly 50,000 more ballots to count. [Cal Coast Times] Thus far, elections officials have counted 81,663 ballots in SLO County. They must still count another 41,973... (Continue reading)

Ray leads Hill in Arroyo Grande, most other mayors’ races decided

Following the final election night tally, Arroyo Grande Councilwoman Caren Ray is leading incumbent Mayor Jim Hill 51.89 percent to 48.00 percent in the most hotly contested San Luis Obispo County mayoral race. [Cal Coast Times] A total of 238... (Continue reading)

Key local races to watch in SLO County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN While it may not amount to “Judgement Day,” as the 2018 midterms have been dubbed by some media, Election Day in San Luis Obispo County does consist of several competitive mayoral and council races, as well as... (Continue reading)

Who’s paying for all those Arroyo Grande mailers anyway?

Opinion by Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill By now we’re getting used to the false statements and spin from Arroyo Grande mayor candidate Caren Ray- like the one accusing me of “misconduct.” Let’s see- Ray’s confederate Patty Welch falsely accused... (Continue reading)

Lawyer accuses Paso Robles of racial bias in voting

Faced with the threat of a lawsuit over the alleged suppression of Latino voting rights, the city of Paso Robles is considering shifting from an at-large electoral system to one consisting of voting districts. The Paso Robles City Council may... (Continue reading)

County vendor’s troubles raise the question, who’s printing your ballots?

By KAREN VELIE While fielding questions over its ability to operate in California, San Luis Obispo County’s ballot printer was hit with multiple tax liens. [Cal Coast Times] The additional bad news for the owners of Integrated Voting Solutions and... (Continue reading)

Atascadero Republican activist charged with electioneering at polling place

Following the release of a YouTube video published by an opponent of the rejected Santa Margarita quarry project, an elderly Atascadero activist has come in the cross hairs of state prosecutors and is now facing charges. Edith Knight is facing... (Continue reading)

Registered voters at all-time high in SLO County

A record number of people have registered to vote in San Luis Obispo County and in the state of California, according to recent reports. On Tuesday, SLO County Clerk Recorder Tommy Gong announced a record 168,257 county residents have registered... (Continue reading)

Democrats gaining membership in SLO County

As the number of registered voters in San Luis Obispo County climbs amid a contentious presidential election, it is the Democratic Party which is the big winner. Since Feb. 2015, 12,737 SLO County residents have registered to vote. Of those,... (Continue reading)