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Friday, April 18, 2014

Author Archive: Freddie Oakley

Charges of election bias are unfounded

By Freddie Oakley In his op-ed piece last Sunday, John Munn asserts that, “… the Yes on I campaign was greatly assisted by the Yolo County Elections Office.” I understand his angst. He was a dedicated opponent of Measure I, and his side narrowly lost. But his claim that the proponents of Measure I were […]

Vote-by-mail elections: Here’s how they work

School districts are permitted under California law to conduct certain elections as all-mailed-ballot elections. The Davis Joint Unified School District’s Measure A in 2011 was such an election, as is Davis’ Measure C this spring. What are the rules for these elections and how are they conducted? The rules are set out in the California […]

Slow results? Here’s why

Special to The Enterprise On the evening of the 2004 primary election, an irate Davis voter e-mailed me to reprimand me. This is the message he sent: The election returns from the Yolo County Elections Office (for the Davis City Council) are horrible! At 8:15 p.m. you reported only 1 precinct reporting … the same […]

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