Elections

Elections

Santa Clara voters reject measure to reduce council districts

Santa Clara’s contentious Measure C has been defeated with nearly 60 percent of voters in the city rejecting the proposal that would shake up local elections. The initiative would’ve halved the number of council districts for future elections – from six districts to three. Proponents, such as Mayor Lisa Gillmor and Councilmember Teresa O’Neill, said...

Sam Liccardo celebrates with Measure E tax in lead

Jubilation broke out at the Measure E headquarters on Second Street after the first round of elections results were released Tuesday night. Although the lead was slight, Mayor Sam Liccardo waved his fist in the air, delivering fist bumps around the room. “What heartens me as a public servant in this city,” Liccardo said, “is...

Mahan builds big lead in race for San Jose City Council seat

Tech leader Matt Mahan had a big lead in the San Jose City Council District 10 race after the first wave of election results were posted Tuesday evening. By the end of the night, he had 58.3 percent of the vote with 47 percent of ballots counted, far ahead of nurse and businesswoman Helen Wang,...

Cohen has slight lead over Diep in San Jose District 4 race

With the first round of results posted Tuesday, Berryessa school board trustee David Cohen had a small lead over incumbent Lan Diep in the San Jose City Council District 4 primary. “We reached out to a lot of voters and it resonated with the district,” said Cohen, who had 37.7 percent of the vote with...

Chu, Lee have early lead in Santa Clara County supervisor race

As election results trickled in Tuesday night for the crowded Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors District 3 race, Assemblymember Kansen Chu and former Sunnyvale Mayor Otto Lee have the edge to advance to the November runoff. By the end of Super Tuesday, Chu secured 34.1 percent of the vote and Lee has 28.1 percent,...

LIVE BLOG: Election Day is underway in the South Bay

After a long and at-times grueling campaign season, South Bay voters on Tuesday headed to more than a hundred vote centers to fulfil their civic duty, casting votes at the top of the ticket for president down to the consequential San Jose City races that could shake things up at City Hall. 11:30 p.m. San...

What you need to know to vote on Election Day in Silicon Valley

Election Day is here, and hundreds of thousands of South Bay residents will flock to the polls to make their voices heard. California’s first year with an early primary election — in March instead of June — puts the country’s most populous state in a consequential position to help decide the Democratic presidential nomination. About...