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San Diego ballot measures sail to approval

November 9, 2016

"Measure K, which won 58 percent to 42 percent, and Measure L, which was leading 66 percent to 34 percent, would boost the power of the November electorate. Measure K would require November runoffs in all elections for City Council and mayor, while Measure L would prohibit votes on initiatives and referendums during June primaries unless the council OKs that..."

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Registrar of Voters acknowledges ballot design flaw

October 19, 2016

"Your vote could get invalidated by a machine if you're not careful, and so any little marking could trigger the machine to mark invalid vote on Measure K, so you just have to be very careful," Alvarez said. He and other supporters of Measure K are calling on all voters to be particular about their pens.

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Measures K and L Make Sense for San Diego

October 16, 2016

In 2012, 220,679 San Diego City voters participated in the June primary; 448,138 voted in the November election. And the disparities for independent, minority and young voters are eye-opening. Measures K & L ensure that decisions are made when the most people participate. They also align San Diego’s voting processes with those used by the State of California.

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Measure K Is Neccesary Tinkering

September 13, 2016

Voter turnout records show that roughly twice as many San Diegans vote in the general election than vote in the primary. And, people of color are three times more likely to vote in November elections, while younger people are five times more likely to vote in November, according to Political Data Inc.

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Elections Serve People, Not Parties

September 8, 2016

Measure K, along with its companion, Measure L, deals with moving all major decisions to the November general election. The two measures were presented to the City Council by the Independent Voter Project, and Alliance San Diego. Both organizations have a core belief that democracy is best served when the most people participate. That’s in the general election. Period.

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San Diego’s Undemocratic Primaries Are Ripe for Reworking

May 12, 2016

Today, the mayor, city attorney and all Council members are elected under a nonpartisan top-two system. They have been for a long time. In the primary, however, if one candidate receives 50 percent plus one of votes, the election is over. Done. Terminated. So the voters who show up in November are simply too late to participate in our local democratic process.

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Measures K&L ensure big decisions are made by a majority of voters

The city’s current system allows candidates to win elections in the June primary with votes from a small fraction of the people they represent. As few as 20 percent of voters cast ballots in June elections. Measure K ensures final decisions on candidates are made in November, when as many as 80 percent of voters cast ballots. For the same reason, Measure L schedules decisions on city ballot measures in November, when the most people vote.

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