Elections 2016: Needles, CA: Voting and Ballot Information for Presidential General Election 2016.

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Elections 2016: Needles, CA: Voting and Ballot Information for Presidential General Election 2016.

Voters from across the United States of America will be heading to their local polling place and casting their ballots on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 for who they vote to be President and Vice President of the United States of America as well as who they vote to be United States Senator, United States Representative, State Assembly Member, Judge of the Superior Court Office, and a various offices, departments, boards, committees, mayor, councils, measures, and propositions in cities, counties, and states across the United States of America.

For voters in the Needles, California area of San Bernardino County, California, ZachNews has put together what you need to know before you vote.

**** Voting Information: ****

Is there a voter information guide and sample ballot for the Presidential General Election for Tuesday, November 8th, 2016?

The San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters has a Voter Information Guide and Sample Ballot which is posted online at the following website address:

http://www.sbcountyelections.com/Portals/9/Elections/2016/1108/SB-CMBEN.pdf

 

Where is my polling location?

For voters in Needles, California area of San Bernardino County, California, the best way to find out where is your Polling Place is by going to the “Find My Polling Place” link on the following San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters website to be able to find your Polling Place.

https://www.sbcountyelections.com/Voting/PPL.aspx

You can also find your Polling Place on the back of your mailed Sample Ballot that was sent to you by mail.

You can also get help finding your Polling Place by calling: 1 (800) 881-VOTE (8683) or 1 (909) 387-8300

 

What time will the polling places be open and close?

For voters in Needles, California area of San Bernardino County, California, Polling Place will be open at: 7:00am PT and will be closed at: 8:00pm PT (California Time).

 

How do I vote?

According to the San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters, at your assigned Polling Place, you will be asked for your name and address and you will be looked up in the Roster of Voters. Once your name is found, you will be provided with a paper ballot that contains the contests that you are qualified to vote on. After you have voted, you will deposit your voted ballot in a green ballot box. Alternatively, you may elect to vote on an Electronic Touch Screen voting machine.

 

Voter Identification?

According to the San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters, in most cases, California voters are not required to show identification at their polling place. However, a poll worker may ask to see your identification if you mailed your voter registration application and did not include your driver’s license number, California identification number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. A copy of a recent utility bill, the Voter Information Guide you received from our office, or another document sent to you by a government agency are examples of acceptable forms of identification. Other examples include your passport, driver’s license, official California identification card, or student identification card.

 

What is Provisional Voting?

According to the San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters, if your name is not found on the Roster of Voters at the Polling Place, you have the right to vote with a Provisional Ballot. If you vote on a Provisional Ballot, it is returned to the Elections Office and your eligibility to vote is verified. Upon verification, your ballot is counted. If you are found to be ineligible to vote, your ballot is not counted.

** Provisional Ballot Lookup Website: **

http://www.sbcountyelections.com/Voting/Provisionals.aspx

 
Can I do a selfie picture of me and my “I Voted” sticker inside my Polling Place?
After you vote, the San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters has set up a designated selfie area inside your local Polling Place so you can take a picture of yourself wearing your “I Voted” sticker.
Ask you Polling Place Staff about the designated selfie area.
Where is the best website to find the latest voting results?

For voters in Needles, California area of San Bernardino County, California, the best way to find out the latest voting results is at the following website addresses:

– San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters:

http://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/Results/20161108/default.html

– California Secretary of State:

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/

 

**** News Coverage and Latest Voting Results: Needles, California: **

ZachNews will have the latest voting results during continuing news coverage of the Presidential General Election 2016 on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 from the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Needles, California.

ZachNews will begin news coverage at 8:00pm PT or shortly after the Needles City Council Meeting.

** ZachNews will have the latest information on voting results as the information comes into after 8:00pm PT at the following ZachNews website address: **

**** Website Coming Soon: Check Back: ****

 

 

For voters in the Needles, California area of San Bernardino County, California, ZachNews has put together what you need to know what is on your ballot and the items that you will be voting on that affects your community.

Information comes from the San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters.

ZachNews also included websites on where to get more information on the candidates running.

 

**** What’s On My Ballot: ****

** For President and Vice President: Vote for One Party: **

– Jill Stein for President Green and Ajamu Baraka for Vice President:

http://www.jill2016.com/donate_splash?splash=1

– Hillary Clinton for President Democratic and Tim Kaine for Vice President:

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/

– Gloria Estela La Riva for President Peace and Freedom and Dennis J. Banks for Vice President:

http://www.glorialariva4president.com/

– Donald J. Trump for President Republican, American Independent and Michael R. Pence for Vice President:

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/

– Gary Johnson for President Libertarian and Bill Weld for Vice President:

https://www.johnsonweld.com/

– Write-In:

 

** For United States Senator: Vote for One: **

– Loretta L. Sanchez

Party Preference: Democratic

United States Congresswoman

http://www.loretta.org/

– Kamala D. Harris

Party Preference: Democratic

Attorney General of California

http://kamalaharris.org/

 

** For United States Representative District 8: Vote for One: **

– Rita Ramirez

Party Preference: Democratic

Retired College Professor

http://www.ritaforcongress.com/

– Paul Cook

Party Preference: Republican

United States Representative

http://www.joinpaulcook.com/

 

** For Member of the State Assembly District 33: Vote for One: **

– Jay Obernolte

Party Preference: Republican

Assemblyman/Business Owner

http://electjay.com/

– Scott Markovich

Party Preference: Democratic

Contractor/School Trustee

http://scottmarkovichhasaplan.com/

 

** For Judge of the Superior Court, Office 24: Vote for One: **

– Susan Slater

Trial Attorney

http://www.susanslaterforjudge.com/

– Denise Trager Dvorak

Supervising District Attorney

http://www.denisetragerdvorak.com/

– Write-In:

 

** For County of San Bernardino: Member, Board of Supervisors District 1: Vote for One: **

– Angela Valles

Director of Finance

http://vallesforsupervisor.com/

– Robert A. Lovingood

County Supervisor/Businessman

http://www.lovingood4supervisor.com/

– Write-In:

 

** For Member, Governing Board Area 2, Needles Unified School District: Vote for No More Than Two: **

– Chad Donald Zamora

– Christina Cameron-Otero

Tribal Education Director

– Steven Thomas

Business Owner

– Marilyn H. Mathews

Retired Educator

– Write-In:

– Write-In:

 

** For City of Needles: Mayor: Vote for One: **

– Edward T. Paget

Incumbent

– Write-In:

 

** For City of Needles: Member, City Council: Vote for No More Than Three: **

– Linda J. Kidd

Retired Businesswoman

– John H. Wagner

Retired

– Tom Darcy

Incumbent

– Clayton B. Hazlewood

Conductor

– Shawn Gudmundson

Appointed Incumbent

– Timothy Terral

Cable Maintenance Technician

– Gerald “Jerry” Telles

Realtor/Engineer

– Ruth Musser-Lopez

Archaeologist/Businesswoman

– Tona Belt

Registered Nurse

– Write-In:

– Write-In:

– Write-In:

 

**** State Measures: California: ****

These State Measures for California will affect the Needles, California area of San Bernardino County, California.

 

** For Proposition 51: **

School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statute.

Authorizes $9 billion in general obligation bonds for new construction and modernization of K-12 public school facilities; charter schools and vocational education facilities; and California Community Colleges facilities. Fiscal Impact: State costs of about $17.6 billion to pay off both the principal ($9 billion) and interest ($8.6 billion) on the bonds. Payments of about $500 million per year for 35 years.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 52: **

Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute.

Extends indefinitely an existing statute that imposes fees on hospitals to fund Medi-Cal health care services, care for uninsured patients, and children’s health coverage. Fiscal Impact: Uncertain fiscal effect, ranging from relatively little impact to annual state General Fund savings of around $1 billion and increased funding for public hospitals in the low hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 53: **

Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Requires statewide voter approval before any revenue bonds can be issued or sold by the state for certain projects if the bond amount exceeds $2 billion. Fiscal Impact: State and local fiscal effects are unknown and would depend on which projects are affected by the measure and what actions government agencies and voters take in response to the measure’s voting requirement.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 54: **

Legislature. Legislation And Proceedings. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute.

Prohibits Legislature from passing any bill unless published on Internet for 72 hours before vote. Requires Legislature to record its proceedings and post on Internet. Authorizes use of recordings. Fiscal Impact: One-time costs of $1 million to $2 million and ongoing costs of about $1 million annually to record legislative meetings and make videos of those meetings available on the Internet.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 55: **

Tax Extension To Fund Education And Healthcare. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Extends by twelve years the temporary personal income tax increases enacted in 2012 on earnings over $250,000, with revenues allocated to K-12 schools, California Community Colleges, and, in certain years, healthcare. Fiscal Impact: Increased state revenues—$4 billion to $9 billion annually from 2019-2030—depending on economy and stock market. Increased funding for schools, community colleges, health care for low-income people, budget reserves, and debt payments.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 56: **

Cigarette Tax To Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, And Law Enforcement. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute.

Increases cigarette tax by $2.00 per pack, with equivalent increase on other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes containing nicotine. Fiscal Impact: Additional net state revenue of $1 billion to $1.4 billion in 2017-18, with potentially lower revenues in future years. Revenues would be used primarily to augment spending on health care for low-income Californians.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 57: **

Criminal Sentences. Parole. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings And Sentencing. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute.

Allows parole consideration for nonviolent felons. Authorizes sentence credits for rehabilitation, good behavior, and education. Provides juvenile court judge decides whether juvenile will be prosecuted as adult. Fiscal Impact: Net state savings likely in the tens of millions of dollars annually, depending on implementation. Net county costs of likely a few million dollars annually.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 58: **

English Proficiency. Multilingual Education. Initiative Statute.

Preserves requirement that public schools ensure students obtain English language proficiency. Requires school districts to solicit parent/ community input in developing language acquisition programs. Requires instruction to ensure English acquisition as rapidly and effectively as possible. Authorizes school districts to establish dual-language immersion programs for both native and non-native English speakers. Fiscal Impact: No notable fiscal effect on school districts or state government.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 59: **

Corporations. Political Spending. Federal Constitutional Protections. Legislative Advisory Question.

Asks whether California’s elected officials should use their authority to propose and ratify an amendment to the federal Constitution overturning the United States Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Citizens United ruled that laws placing certain limits on political spending by corporations and unions are unconstitutional. Fiscal Impact: No direct fiscal effect on state or local governments.

Shall California’s elected officials use all of their constitutional authority, including, but not limited to, proposing and ratifying one or more amendments to the United States Constitution, to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010) 558 U.S. 310, and other applicable judicial precedents, to allow the full regulation or limitation of campaign contributions and spending, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of wealth, may express their views to one another, and to make clear that corporations should not have the same constitutional rights as human beings?

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 60: **

Adult Films. Condoms. Health Requirements. Initiative Statute.

Requires adult film performers to use condoms during filming of sexual intercourse. Requires producers to pay for performer vaccinations, testing, and medical examinations. Requires producers to post condom requirement at film sites. Fiscal Impact: Likely reduction of state and local tax revenues of several million dollars annually. Increased state spending that could exceed $1 million annually on regulation, partially offset by new fees.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 61: **

State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute.

Prohibits state from buying any prescription drug from a drug manufacturer at price over lowest price paid for the drug by United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Exempts managed care programs funded through MediCal. Fiscal Impact: Potential for state savings of an unknown amount depending on (1) how the measure’s implementation challenges are addressed and (2) the responses of drug manufacturers regarding the provision and pricing of their drugs.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 62: **

Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.

Repeals death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Applies retroactively to existing death sentences. Increases the portion of life inmates’ wages that may be applied to victim restitution. Fiscal Impact: Net ongoing reduction in state and county criminal justice costs of around $150 million annually within a few years, although the impact could vary by tens of millions of dollars depending on various factors.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 63: **

Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute.

Requires background check and Department of Justice authorization to purchase ammunition. Prohibits possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines. Establishes procedures for enforcing laws prohibiting firearm possession by specified persons. Requires Department of Justice’s participation in federal National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Fiscal Impact: Increased state and local court and law enforcement costs, potentially in the tens of millions of dollars annually, related to a new court process for removing firearms from prohibited persons after they are convicted.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 64: **

Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute.

Legalizes marijuana under state law, for use by adults 21 or older. Imposes state taxes on sales and cultivation. Provides for industry licensing and establishes standards for marijuana products. Allows local regulation and taxation. Fiscal Impact: Additional tax revenues ranging from high hundreds of millions of dollars to over $1 billion annually, mostly dedicated to specific purposes. Reduced criminal justice costs of tens of millions of dollars annually.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 65: **

Carryout Bags. Charges. Initiative Statute.

Redirects money collected by grocery and certain other retail stores through mandated sale of carryout bags. Requires stores to deposit bag sale proceeds into a special fund to support specified environmental projects. Fiscal Impact: Potential state revenue of several tens of millions of dollars annually under certain circumstances, with the monies used to support certain environmental programs.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 66: **

Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute.

Changes procedures governing state court challenges to death sentences. Designates superior court for initial petitions and limits successive petitions. Requires appointed attorneys who take noncapital appeals to accept death penalty appeals. Exempts prison officials from existing regulation process for developing execution methods. Fiscal Impact: Unknown ongoing impact on state court costs for processing legal challenges to death sentences. Potential prison savings in the tens of millions of dollars annually.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 67: **

Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags. Referendum.

A “Yes” vote approves, and a “No” vote rejects, a statute that prohibits grocery and other stores from providing customers single-use plastic or paper carryout bags but permits sale of recycled paper bags and reusable bags. Fiscal Impact: Relatively small fiscal effects on state and local governments, including a minor increase in state administrative costs and possible minor local government savings from reduced litter and waste management costs.

– Yes or No?

 

** For more information on ballot information and items being voted on in other areas of San Bernardino County, California, please go to the following San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters website address: **

https://www.sbcountyelections.com/

 

** For more information on ballot information and items being voted on in California, please go to the following California Secretary of State website address: **

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/

 

**** Please remember everybody to do your homework before you vote and when you’re ready, go out and vote on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016. Please also remember everybody, no matter who wins or loses in Elections 2016, be respectful and do not cause trouble for no matter what, we all love the United States of America and we stand united together always in defense of those who fought for our freedoms; may we never lose that spirit, pride, and respect for what we stand united together for. We Are All Proud To Be An American. Thank you, party responsibly, and good luck everybody. ****

** Picture above from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4. **

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