redistricting http://kvpr.org en Electoral Reforms Led to More Close Races, Experts Say http://kvpr.org/post/electoral-reforms-led-more-close-races-experts-say <p>Now that the dust has settled after this month's general election, political observers from across the state are busy examining the results to see just what effect California's efforts at redistricting and electoral reform had in their first full test at the ballot box. Valley Public Radio's Joe Moore reports that in same cases, the result is too close to call.&nbsp;</p><p>For most California voters, the trip to the ballot box this November looked much like it always has, albeit with longer lines at some polling places and a record number of "vote by mail" ballots.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 01:02:46 +0000 Joe Moore 7121 at http://kvpr.org Electoral Reforms Led to More Close Races, Experts Say On Valley Edition: Redistricting California; Valley Bookstores Adapt to New Reality http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-redistricting-california-valley-bookstores-adapt-new-reality <p><strong>Segment 1: Redistricting Fresno County</strong> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:23:58 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1210 at http://kvpr.org CA Citizens Redistricting Commission Redraws the Lines http://kvpr.org/post/ca-citizens-redistricting-commission-redraws-lines <p>While it doesn&#39;t get nearly as much attention as the state&#39;s on-going budget debate, behind the scenes, work is underway on a set of maps that could dramatically alter California politics for a decade to come. The State&#39;s 14 member Citizens Redistricting Commission is currently at work on redrawing the lines of the state&#39;s assembly, state senate and congressional districts. And in a state where major decisions such as the budget and big social issues often are decided by just one or two votes, the stakes for all those involved are high. Sat, 23 Jul 2011 01:43:13 +0000 Tracey Scharmann 785 at http://kvpr.org On Quality of Life: Redistricting; Drunk Driving http://kvpr.org/post/quality-life-redistricting-drunk-driving <p><strong>Segment I - Redistricting</strong> - While it doesn&#39;t get nearly as much attention as the state&#39;s on-going budget debate, behind the scenes, work is underway on a set of maps that could dramatically alter California politics for a decade to come. The State&#39;s 14 member Citizens Redistricting Commission is currently at work on redrawing the lines of the state&#39;s assembly, state senate and congressional districts. And in a state where major decisions such as the budget and big social issues often are decided by just one or two votes, the stakes for all those are high. Wed, 11 May 2011 01:31:26 +0000 Joe Moore 1222 at http://kvpr.org