Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Elections
October 24, 2011 7:19:52 PM PDT
ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.

October 16, 2011
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

According to the California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, the November 2, 2010, General Election saw:

  • The highest voter turnout for a gubernatorial election since 1994.
  • Almost 60% of California voters submitted ballots.
  • Almost half of the ballots were cast by mail.

The next regularly scheduled statewide election in the February 2012 presidential primary election.

Today's episode of Beyond the Headlines focuses on our local elections in the Bay Area, and why it's important to show up at the polls this November. Several local municipalities are voting in public officials and various ballot measures. Our guests today are community leaders who discuss the elections period and the importance of being civically engaged.

Studio Guests

Nataliya Kuzina
Deputy Director
San Francisco Department of Elections

Katherine Gravzy
Current President
League of Women Voters of Oakland

Peter Lauterborn
Program Coordinator, YouthVote
San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families

Eddie Garcia
Latino Leadership Alliance

Additional Resources

Register to Vote!
California Secretary of State

San Francisco Department of Elections

How Ranked Choice Voting Works (English, Spanish, Chinese)

Find out your local ballot issues
League of Women Voters

Latino Leadership Alliance
Join the Facebook open group page

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