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Pleasanton voters going to polls in record numbers

Original post made on Feb 5, 2008

With 700,000 more Californians registered to vote today than there were two years ago, including a record-high total of nearly 37,804 registered voters in Pleasanton, voters lined up early at polling places across the city this morning to cast ballots in one of the liveliest presidential primaries ever.

One precinct in particular has been having its share of problems. Residents reported that a polling station in the multipurpose room at The Parkview Assisted Living on Valley Avenue was hard to find. That's because the address of the senior care facility is 100 Valley Ave. The location used to be known as Junipero Street but the city changed the street name and the signs to Valley Avenue a few months ago after the new Valley Avenue underpass near Hearst Elementary School was opened.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 5, 2008, 11:15 AM

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Posted by Shelley
a resident of Downtown
on Feb 5, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Looks like the City also needs a Public Information Officer!
California Elections Code 12286 shows that the Elections Official is responible for designating polling places (Web Link):
(2) Define the precinct boundaries.
(3) Designate a polling place for each precinct.
(4) Appoint for each precinct a precinct board pursuant to
Sections 12302 to 12304, inclusive.
(5) Notify the members of each precinct board of their appointment
and the location of the precinct and polling place where they will
(b) The elections official, in establishing precincts and defining
their boundaries, shall, to the extent practicable, provide for a
single polling place where a voter entitled to vote in more than one
district may cast all of his or her ballots.
The Official Website of the California Association of Clerks and Elections Officials (Web Link) shows that Alameda County's Election Official is vacant. Who's responsible for this public misinformation? It would have been nice if the City of Pleasanton's website Web Link had given links to correct polling places. Is there no follow-through in government? Did someone not click on the address that was linked to yahoo maps to see that 100 Valley Ave. did not exist? Changing street names is one thing, but not providing accurate information to the public concerning those names changes is another thing!

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Posted by Hillary for President
a resident of another community
on Feb 6, 2008 at 12:20 pm


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Posted by Suzie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 6, 2008 at 5:37 pm



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Posted by Jon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 7, 2008 at 8:36 am

The title of the article is pretty misleading, since Obama got the majority Democratic vote in Alameda County.

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