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Governor Schwarzenegger called tomorrow's special election, and there's a lot at stake for him, his supporters and his contributors. The Governor called the election to put three measures on the statewide ballot. He wants new teachers to wait five years instead of two to get tenure. He wants new spending limits written into the Constitution, even though they could mean less money for schools. He also wants legislative and Congressional district boundaries drawn by a panel of three judges. We take a look at the propositions Schwarzenegger cares about most.
  • Making News: Is the Mailbox becoming the Polling Place of Choice?
    More and more Californians are signing up to be permanent absentee voters, but a lot of their ballots won't arrive at county election offices until today or tomorrow. Los Angeles County's Conny McCormack is President of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials.
  • Reporter's Notebook: E-voting and the Special Election
    A recent report by the bipartisan investigating arm of the Congress says America's election system is riddle with problems. California is one place where votes have been lost and miscounted. With more electronic voting machines in use tomorrow, and with 50% or more voting absentee, how accurate will the vote count be? Kim Alexander is President of the nonprofit, nonpartisan California Voter Foundation.

November 8 Special Election Ballot

Producers:
Frances Anderton

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