Tuesday’s statewide primary election was providing the first real test of sweeping voter-approved reforms aimed at making producing more competitive contests and more moderate candidates.
California voters will confront a longer ballot with more choices as they head to the polls Tuesday. It’s the first statewide primary in which voter-approved political reforms are in widespread use.
The nonpartisan League of Women Voters and two prisoners’ rights groups are suing California elections officials, claiming that tens of thousands of criminals being shifted to county jails and community supervision should be eligible to vote.
CBS in Boston keeps you up-to-date on the happenings in New Hampshire, where voters will choose a winner in the first Republican primary of 2012.
A bill that would require workers who gather petition signatures for California ballot initiatives to disclose whether they are being paid has moved one step closer to the governor’s desk.
Californians will get their first look at political maps being drafted by an independent citizen’s panel, a process that is expected to influence the kind of politicians sent to Sacramento and Washington.