It certainly doesn’t stack up to David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged or Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, but this fall’s voter’s guide in San Francisco will certainly help prop open just about any door.
The voter’s guide for the 2013 fall election will clock in at more than 500 pages.
The phonebook-sized guide is courtesy of a city law that requires the full text of a referendum, as it was presented during the signature drive, to appear in the voter’s guide.
The legal text for the referendum — regarding the height of a condo project — includes numerous pages of text from the city’s planning commission, board of supervisor meeting testimony and environmental studies.
Historical polling place serving voters again It was a homecoming for a small contingency of Westmoreland County voters who after more than a decade returned to the Simpson Voting House in Derry Township to cast their ballots in Tuesday's primary election. Linda Metz, The Pittsburgh Post- Gazette.
LA vote count not slow, elections chief says It took until 3 a.m. Wednesday morning for the L.A. City Clerk to report the results of Tuesday's vote. Some election watchers complained that vote counting in the city was just too slow, while the City Clerk's office says the count was normal, with no unusual delays. Sharon McNary, KPCC.
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