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In order to keep the public better informed on how the election is going, TurlockCityNews.com will be conducting exit polls at multiple polling locations today. TurlockCityNews.com reporters will be out asking voters who have already placed their votes either at the polls or have dropped off their vote-by-mail ballot off at the polls.
Measure A, on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot, proposes a change in the way Turlock City Councilmembers are elected that would divide the City into four districts, with one member representing each. Presently, the four councilmembers are elected “at-large,” meaning that voters may vote for any candidates in that election year regardless of where they reside within the City. If two seats are open, for example, voters are able to vote for up to two candidates and the top two citywide vote-getters would take the seats. 
Monday, 03 November 2014 20:39

Election Day!

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Don’t forget to vote!!! Nov. 4 is Election Day and whether you vote-by-mail or at the polls, it’s not too late to make sure your vote is counted.  However, there are certain things to remember before casting your vote for the new Mayor of Turlock, a City Council race with five candidates vying for two seats, two measures including a half-cent road tax, as well as several district and statewide races.
As the election nears, the race for the ever-competitive California Congressional 10th District seat heats up between incumbent Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) and Michael Eggman (D), the race has grown increasingly interesting. During the June Primary Election that would dictate November ballots, the race was between Denham, Eggman, and Michael Barkley (D) — who ran for the seat a second time to no avail. 
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The following is Op-Ed by Turlock Irrigation District Boardmember and veterinarian at Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital, Dr. Rob Santos. - After sharing my concerns about Proposition 1, the California Water Bond, several prominent proponents of the Bond presented their opposing viewpoints. Public debate is wonderful, and I appreciate the chance to engage in this type of conversation. I want to address two particular op-ed pieces.
Sunday, 02 November 2014 08:54

No on Measure B Sign Pops Up Days Before Election

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The Citizens for the Yes on Measure B committee has signs all over town encouraging residents to vote “yes” on the proposed seven-year half-cent sales tax increase devoted to Turlock roads, but has not previously faced opposition in terms of active campaigning or signage. Donald Babadalir, candidate for Turlock City Council and an avid, vocal opponent of Measure B, has now connected his campaign to a Measure B opposition movement.
Saturday, 01 November 2014 16:28

Brem Union Supporters Send Attack Mailer, Again

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A second round of mailers attacking Mayoral candidate Gary Soiseth have been sent out by Modesto-based North Valley Labor Federation in support of his opponent Mike Brem right before poll voters cast ballots this Tuesday. The mailer, which was highly controversial when sent out initially, garnered much attention locally.