TODAY'S TIP - Election information on the web

Election day this year is Tuesday, November 2nd. This week's tip is a round-up of election information for California and the City and Country of San Francisco.

Important dates for San Francisco: October 18 is the last day to register. October 26 is the last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot.

The Secretary of State's office manages elections in California. In addition to general information about campaigns and elections in California, you can find historical results back to 1990. The November 2, 2010 General Election information includes the list of qualified ballot measures, certified candidates, and the Official Voter Information Guide.

The San Francisco Department of Elections website has a wealth of information on the November 2, 2010 election. Additionally, you can look up your voter registration status, find your polling place, and check the status of your vote-by-mail ballot.

To find your Congressional District, check out this US House of Representatives website, which requires your zip+4 information. If you don't know your zip+4, you can look it up at the US Postal Service. You can also look up your California Assembly and Senate representatives with just your just your zipcode.

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