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April 10, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took Mischelle Townsend precisely 75 minutes to do what her guests couldn't in a month: count the votes. Ever since the Riverside County elections supervisor launched the nation's largest use of so-called touch-screen voting technology in November, she has welcomed a steady stream of visitors. But her latest guests--election supervisors from three Florida counties where the presidential election tumbled into a brier patch--stood out.
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April 13, 2004
The state attorney general and Riverside County district attorney will conduct a joint inquiry into alleged election misconduct, including allegations of improper vote counting after the March 2 election. The inquiry, which was requested by Registrar of Voters Mischelle Townsend, will take two to three weeks, said Ingrid Wyatt, a district attorney spokeswoman.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1999 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's something new in the elections business, and voters in Riverside County this week can put their fingers right on it. Video touch screen voting machines made their California debut Tuesday, giving local election officials hope that in time, voting will be easier, quicker and cheaper than ever. The machine's screen displays each contest and as the voter presses a finger against the appropriate box, other options in that race disappear.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took Mischelle Townsend precisely 75 minutes to do what her guests couldn't in a month: count the votes. Ever since the Riverside County elections supervisor launched the nation's largest use of so-called touch-screen voting technology in November, she has welcomed a steady stream of visitors. But her latest guests--election supervisors from three Florida counties where the presidential election tumbled into a brier patch--stood out.
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November 8, 1990 | KEVIN RODERICK and VICTOR ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
San Francisco's gay community basked Wednesday in its biggest political triumph since the 1970s with enactment of a domestic partners law and the election of two lesbians to the Board of Supervisors and a gay man to the school board. In Oakland, voters elected state Assemblyman Elihu Harris as its new mayor, while Bay Area voters muddied the future of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. And in Riverside, controversial county Coroner Raymond L.
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February 6, 1991 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The State Bar of California has found "reasonable cause" to hold a disciplinary hearing in a case against Costa Mesa attorney Dana W. Reed, a Republican candidate for state Senate, on charges that he worked at different times for both sides of a municipal ballot measure in Riverside County.
NEWS
November 5, 1989 | DAN MORAIN and JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Political operatives have been trying in recent days to reinvigorate earthquake-jolted campaigns in Northern California in time for Tuesday's election, but they expected light turn-out and even more hesitation than normal to approve money measures. Although there are no statewide issues on the ballot, scores of local issues throughout California will be decided this Tuesday. In Orange and San Bernardino counties, voters were being asked to pay for highway improvements and transit projects.
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October 3, 1988 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, Times Urban Affairs Writer
Supporters of a slow-growth initiative on the Nov. 8 ballot in Riverside County have no campaign headquarters and the leader of the campaign has no home telephone. This may help to explain why the measure, which appeared to have broad public support a few months ago, now seems to be headed for defeat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2004
The state attorney general and Riverside County district attorney will conduct a joint inquiry into alleged election misconduct, including allegations of improper vote counting after the March 2 election. The inquiry, which was requested by Registrar of Voters Mischelle Townsend, will take two to three weeks, said Ingrid Wyatt, a district attorney spokeswoman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Riverside County elections department employee was accused Tuesday of posting a message on the Internet that implied he was hoping for problems with the county's electronic voting system in the November election. A complaint about the message was made to the county Board of Supervisors by a resident who fears that the county's electronic voting system is unreliable. Registrar Barbara Dunmore said her office was investigating.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1999 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's something new in the elections business, and voters in Riverside County this week can put their fingers right on it. Video touch screen voting machines made their California debut Tuesday, giving local election officials hope that in time, voting will be easier, quicker and cheaper than ever. The machine's screen displays each contest and as the voter presses a finger against the appropriate box, other options in that race disappear.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1991 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The State Bar of California has found "reasonable cause" to hold a disciplinary hearing in a case against Costa Mesa attorney Dana W. Reed, a Republican candidate for state Senate, on charges that he worked at different times for both sides of a municipal ballot measure in Riverside County.
NEWS
November 8, 1990 | KEVIN RODERICK and VICTOR ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
San Francisco's gay community basked Wednesday in its biggest political triumph since the 1970s with enactment of a domestic partners law and the election of two lesbians to the Board of Supervisors and a gay man to the school board. In Oakland, voters elected state Assemblyman Elihu Harris as its new mayor, while Bay Area voters muddied the future of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. And in Riverside, controversial county Coroner Raymond L.
NEWS
November 5, 1989 | DAN MORAIN and JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Political operatives have been trying in recent days to reinvigorate earthquake-jolted campaigns in Northern California in time for Tuesday's election, but they expected light turn-out and even more hesitation than normal to approve money measures. Although there are no statewide issues on the ballot, scores of local issues throughout California will be decided this Tuesday. In Orange and San Bernardino counties, voters were being asked to pay for highway improvements and transit projects.
NEWS
October 3, 1988 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, Times Urban Affairs Writer
Supporters of a slow-growth initiative on the Nov. 8 ballot in Riverside County have no campaign headquarters and the leader of the campaign has no home telephone. This may help to explain why the measure, which appeared to have broad public support a few months ago, now seems to be headed for defeat.
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December 21, 2005 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
Voters in coastal Orange County may feel a touch of nostalgia when they're handed old-fashioned paper ballots in the April 11 special election to fill a vacancy in the state Senate. The county switched to electronic voting devices for the March 2004 primary and has used them in eight state and local elections since. But a crunch of deadlines to certify new voting systems prompted the step backward. "We have no choice," Neal Kelley, registrar of voters, said of going back to paper.
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