KALW's November 2016 election coverage

Oct 17, 2016

No matter where you live in California, your November ballot is packed with choices. Here is a page of resources to assist your pre-election research.

  • Plug your information into MapLight's Voter's Edge California tool below. It breaks down each candidate and measure on your ballot, including analysis and funding data. 

Two-minute summaries of California ballot measures

Two-minute summaries of select San Francisco ballot measures

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Long-form reporting on California ballot measures 

Long-form reporting on San Francisco ballot measures and races

  • A forum of candidates running for San Francisco Board of Education. 
  • Proposition N: Should non-citizen parents vote in school board elections? 
  • Props. M, U & P: Housing ballot measures represent competing visions of San Francisco's future. 
  • Proposition Q: This would ban homeless tent encampments. Opponents say there's an alternative.
  • Proposition W: A tax on some real estate transfers could benefit City College.
  • Measure RR: BART asks voters to fund a major rebuild

Your Call election shows

More on elections

  • What exactly are these municipal bonds on your ballot? 
  • Organizing the homeless vote could swing November's election. 
  • How big companies shape San Francisco's ballot. 
  • Why your signature is worth so much this election season.
  • Yes, California, your neighbors are Trump supporters.
  • Rent Review Advisory Committee or rent control? Alameda voters will decide. 

Audience members contributed to these stories as part of KALW's elections-focused community reporting project.

Corrections: Several errors on the San Francisco ballot measures crib sheet have been corrected: Prop. A would issue a bond for $744 million, not $7.4 million. The tax described in Proposition B was set to expire in 2021, not 2017. In Proposition E, City Hall spent $5.5 million to maintain city trees in the 2014-2015 fiscal year, not 2017-2019.