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KALW Voter Guides Make A Splash Around the Bay Area

Over the past weeks, we've ramped up our voter outreach in five communities with historically lower voter turnout rates.

We created special voter guides for East Palo Alto, West Oakland, Richmond, Fairfield, and San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhoods. These pamphlets are tailored to each area, and explain where and how to vote. A team of volunteers, including some of our listeners, went out and distributed these guides in person.

We've also been heading into the communities, both in-person and virtually, to explain ballot measures, how to vote, and where to get helpful voter information. Our team has talked to seniors at the East Oakland Senior Center, youth at Richmond's RYSE Youth Center's "18 and Voting" session, East Palo Alto residents at the Boys and Girls Club community dinner, and a Black voter information session organized by the Fillmore Merchants and Neighborhood Collaborative.

Click here to see KALW’s online voter guide with election briefs of all statewide propositions in English and Spanish, as well as county and city measures. Also, tune into KALW on Election Night for live local election results on all the measures and propositions we’ve been following.

Click the play button above to hear more about this project.

Crosscurrents 2020 Elections
Sonia Narang is the editor and project manager for KALW's Health & Equity series. Before that, she managed elections coverage for the station. Over the past decade, Sonia reported social justice stories from her home state of California and around the globe for PRI's The World radio program, NPR News, The Washington Post's The Lily, and more.
Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.