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Disagreement Defines Measure K Debate

What started as a civil debate about a city ballot measure that would require mandatory runoffs in contested city elections turned into a tense battle.

The four panelists who gathered at San Diego State University for Politifest on Saturday agreed on one thing: The current election process, which allows city candidates to win outright in June elections, needs to change.

There wasn’t much agreement beyond that, a reality that became particularly apparent when a labor leader who’s advocated for the ballot item known as Measure K joked he’d rather not sit beside a former state senator who also supports the measure. None of the the panelists could agree on method or reason behind the need for changes in the electoral procedures.

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ABC10 News: Inicia campaña para promover el voto ante el ausentismo de votantes en la pasada elección

By Claudia Llausas

SAN DIEGO - En la última elección en junio tres de cada diez electores empadronados acudieron a las urnas a votar y Alliance San Diego una organización no lucrativa inició este día una movilización para motivar a los electores a participar en la próxima elección el martes 4 de noviembre.

Andrea Guerrero dirigente de Alliance San Diego dijo que un pequeño grupo de personas está decidiendo por la mayoría de los electores del condado de San Diego y por tal motivo es importante participar en decisiones que afectan nuestras vidas y la de nuestros seres queridos.

 

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Univision: Inician campaña para fomentar el voto

La organización Alliance San Diego anuncia un esfuerzo para incrementar la participación de de los votantes para las elecciones generales del 04 de noviembre

Article source: http://www.univisionsandiego.com/2014/09/23/inician-campana-para-fomentar-el-voto/

KUSI News: Alliance San Diego launches "Vote For San Diego" campaign

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) - After a very low voter turn-out in the June elections, Alliance San Diego is launching a voter mobilization campaign called, "Vote For San Diego."

The non-profit organization is pushing San Diegans to voice their opinion so the city of San Diego government can be a true reflection of the communities it serves.

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KPBS: San Diego Group Works To Boost Voter Turnout

By Susan Murphy


Just 20 percent of registered voters in San Diego cast a ballot in the June primary. Some experts blamed a lack of heated races combined with voter fatigue.

San Diegans had voted for a new mayor, a city councilwoman, a state senator and an assemblywoman — mostly in separate special elections and all within 18 months.

Andrea Guerrero, executive director of Alliance San Diego, has another reason: she says people were unaware there was an election.

"In July, Alliance San Diego surveyed 1,000 voters in low-voting communities to ask them if they knew when the next election was and only a quarter knew," Guerrero said.

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