Lois Capps To Retire in 2016

24th District Congresswoman announced yesterday that she will not re-run in next election

Santa Barbara Exploring Voting Changes

After settling in a lawsuit alleging unfair voting practices, the City of Santa Barbara is looking to change how voting is done in the county. Photo Courtesy of Santabarbaraca.gov

The City Council of Santa Barbara is drawing up new electoral boundaries with community input and will begin implementing by-district elections starting November 2015 as a result of a partial settlement of litigation citing violation of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA).

Democratic Politician Narrowly Wins Election

Incumbent Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, won yesterday’s midterm election for the seat as California’s 24th Congressional District representative, beating out Republican challenger Chris Mitchum by approximately a three-point margin.

RHA President Announced

UCSB dorm residents elected current on-campus senator, second-year political science and communication double major Nikki Calderon to the position of Residence Hall Association President in this past week’s RHA election.

A.S. Election Campaigns Ravage UCSB Campus


Active campaigning for the upcoming A.S. elections officially began yesterday and will continue for the next two weeks.

A.S. Election Season Starts With Information Sessions

Both the Democratic Process Party (DP) and Open People’s Party (OPP) — the two dominating political parties in Associated Students elections — have begun their informational sessions regarding the upcoming spring elections.

Official Campaigning Kicks Off for Associated Students Elections

Campaigning for the A.S. Elections started this Sunday and will continue until April 25. Candidates for
OPP and DP Party have erected message boards along campus stating the office they are running for.

The week-long campaigning period for this year’s Associated Students Elections officially began Sunday night after the ballot gained the A.S. Senate’s approval over the weekend, making candidates now free to post their billboards along campus sidewalks and bike paths. The elections ballot is now awaiting approval from the UC Office of the President General Council, […]

A.S. Backs Green Movement, Reforms Elections

Associated Students Senate voted to overturn a presidential veto of last week’s revisions to the elections code and unanimously approved a resolution supporting divestment from fossil fuel companies during Wednesday’s 12-hour meeting. The elections code, which has been a subject of lengthy and contentious debate for the past three Senate meetings, will now go into […]

Campus Groups To Rally Voters, Discourage Apathy

  Voter Registration Volunteer Coalition and UCSB CalPIRG are hosting a local youth voting campaign today from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the Santa Rosa Residence Hall lawn in order to prevent student apathy toward voting and encourage students to cast their ballots. The “Get Out the Vote” campaign — which is themed “Sexy […]

2012 Ballot Measures Incite Significant Oppositional and Support Funding for Issues

Monetary influence on the democratic process will be explored this week as Californians head to the ballot box to decide on a variety of heavily funded social and economic propositions. Initiatives offered on the ballot this year have received nearly $350 million in sponsorship funding from various business groups, unions and corporate donors. According to […]