Photo courtesy of Francisco Diaz.

Column

COLUMN: County residents celebrate the Voter’s Choice Act kickoff

Francisco Diaz, Assistant County Clerk-Recorder, writes about the County’s transition to the Vote Center model.

Poll worker help residents at the San Benito County Elections Office on Nov. 3, 2020. Photo by Noe Magaña.

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COLUMN: Creating platforms for people with disabilities to participate in elections

Francisco Diaz, Assistant County Clerk-Recorder, writes that it's important to serve people with disabilities in elections.

County Office Building on Fifth Street in Hollister, which houses the San Benito County Elections Office. Photo by Leslie David.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Clerk-Recorder offices to remain open during holiday season

Francisco Diaz, Assistant County Clerk-Recorder, writes why the offices are only closed on Dec. 24 and 31.

Supervisorial Districts. Image courtesy of county website.

Column

COLUMN: What is redistricting and why is it Important?

Francisco Diaz, Assistant County Clerk-Recorder, writes about the importance of community involvement in the supervisorial redistricting process.

Column

COLUMN: Home ownership and keeping the American dream alive

Francisco Diaz writes about the self-help housing development and how that will make homeownership a reality for 24 families.

Francisco Diaz at a Mexican polling location. Photo courtesy of Francisco Diaz.

Column

COLUMN: Volunteering as an observer in Mexico’s elections

Francisco Diaz, Assistant County Clerk-Recorder, writes that Mexico has a 'nearly identical' election process than the United States.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Column

COLUMN: Unforgettable wine tasting experience in San Benito County

Francisco Diaz writes about his experience wine tasting at Eden Rift.

San Juan Bautista. Photo by Jake Medina.

Column

COLUMN: Pleasures of small town living

Francisco Diaz writes about the joy of living in San Juan Bautista.

Photo courtesy of Francisco Diaz.

Column

COLUMN: Hiking at Fremont Peak

Francisco Diaz writes about heading up a local hiking trail with his mother.

EL Rey Del Taco food truck. Photo courtesy of Francisco Diaz.

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COLUMN: Reasons to love food trucks

Francisco Diaz writes about taking a drive while hungry and the food he found.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Reflection on what to be thankful for amid the pandemic

Francisco Diaz reflects on spending time with his parents.