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  • The Los Angeles Times' endorsements in the Nov. 4 elections

     The Los Angeles Times' endorsements in the Nov. 4 elections
    Many aspects of the Nov. 4 election have an old and familiar ring for the generation of Californians who went to the polls 40 years ago. Jerry Brown first ran for governor in 1974 and is running again, this time for a fourth term. Henry Waxman first ran for Congress that same year and is now retiring. Los Angeles residents have seen Zev Yaroslavsky on their ballots since 1975; he moved from the City Council to the county Board of Supervisors 19 years later and is now leaving due to term limits, another 20 years on. California capped pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice cases in 1975; a measure on this year's ballot would update that cap for the first time. Questions about crime and sentencing, water and the state budget are still in the news and on the ballot.
  • Improving voter turnout a priority for secretary of state candidates

    Improving voter turnout a priority for secretary of state candidates
    The record-low voter turnout in California's June primary has added urgency to the contest for the state's top elections post. The two candidates — Republican Pete Peterson, the director of a public policy think tank, and Democratic state Sen....

    L.A. County OKs contract to design new touch-screen voting system

    L.A. County OKs contract to design new touch-screen voting system
    Los Angeles County is moving to overhaul the way millions of residents vote by replacing the antiquated, ink-based balloting system with modern touch-screen machines. Officials said the touch-screen system would be easier for voters to navigate and...

    Los Angeles County takes step toward voting system overhaul

    Los Angeles County takes step toward voting system overhaul
    Supervisors took a significant step Tuesday to overhaul Los Angeles County's antiquated ink-based balloting system by approving a $15-million contract with Palo Alto consultant Ideo for the design of a more modern way to record votes. Elections...

    Secretary of state's disclosure of depression draws support, concern

    Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s disclosure that she suffers from severe depression drew an outpouring of support and concern Saturday from other state officials and mental health experts, but also sparked a debate about whether she should serve out...