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Election 2014

Brown Urges 'Yes' Vote On Water Bond, Rainy Day Fund At San Diego Stop

Oct. 29
By Susan Murphy
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Less than a week before Election Day, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday stopped at the San Diego County Water Authority to rally support for Propositions 1 and 2.

Sex Harassment Claims, Leaked Emails Dominate Last Weeks Of DeMaio-Peters Race

Oct. 29
By Claire Trageser
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Ever since sexual harassment allegations against DeMaio were first aired on Oct. 8, the DeMaio campaign has denied accusations of sexual misconduct, bribery and attempts at a cover-up.

Big Changes, High Hopes For Sweetwater School Board This Election

Oct. 29
By Matthew Bowler
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Sweetwater Union High School District is trying to put board of trustee corruption behind them. Some voters hope the new candidates will move the district forward.

San Diego Mayor Faulconer Endorses Tuck In State Superintendent Race

Oct. 28
By City News Service
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Faulconer issued his endorsement one week before voters go to the polls to choose between incumbent Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck, a charter school administrator.

Abortion Emerges As Issue In North County Campaign

Oct. 28
By Kenny Goldberg
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Abortion has become an issue in the campaign to fill seats on the Palomar Health District's board of directors.

Registrar Makes It Easier To Drop Off Mail-In Ballots

Oct. 27
By City News Service
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Until now, mail-in ballots could be dropped off only at the Registrar of Voters office in Kearny Mesa. Ballots are now being accepted at 14 additional sites until Nov. 3.

Camp Pendleton Marine Veteran Runs For Congress (Video)

Oct. 27
By Beth Ford Roth
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After four deployments to Iraq, Congress should be a piece of cake, right? That's what former Marine Corps Capt. Seth Moulton is hoping. The Massachusetts native wants to represent his state's 6th congressional district in what would be his first foray into politics.

Two Very Different Democrats In Battle To Be California Schools Chief

Oct. 27
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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Incumbent Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck are vying to be California's Superintendent of Public Instruction. Torlakson and Tuck paint stark contrasts of how California schools are doing.

Outside Groups Pump Millions Into Peters-DeMaio Contest

Oct. 27
Joe Yerardi / inewsource
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The 52nd Congressional District race in San Diego has had heaps of negative advertising funded by outside spending groups. KPBS media partner inewsource has analyzed the data.

November Election Spurs Question Of How Voters Should Judge Judges

Oct. 25
By Amita Sharma
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Judicial candidates face little vetting even though — if elected — they wield tremendous power over people's lives.

Roundtable Digs Into DeMaio Scandal, Water Bond

Oct. 24
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Carl DeMaio finds himself in the midst of a scandal which, like a Star Trek shape-shifter, morphs daily into something else. And Proposition 1, the state's proposed $7.5 billion water bond, is either the answer to California's water prayers, a good first step or completely inadequate.

California Taxpayers On Hook For $2.85M Water Bond Supplemental Guide

Oct. 24
Capital Public Radio
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Two voter information guides were sent out for the Nov. 4 election because of a delay in finalizing the $7.5 billion water bond on the ballot.

Poll: Brown Retains Lead; 'Rainy Day Fund' Gaining Support

Oct. 23
Capital Public Radio
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A new poll out from The Public Policy Institute of California shows that Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown maintains a wide lead over GOP challenger Neel Kashkari. Proposition 2, the "rain day fund" ballot measure is also gaining support.

Cate, Kim Battle For More Than Just A San Diego City Council Seat

Oct. 23
By Tarryn Mento
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If you don’t live in Clairemont, Mira Mesa, Kearny Mesa or part of Rancho Peñasquitos, you may be unaware of the District 6 City Council race between Democrat Carol Kim and Republican Chris Cate, but nearly $1.5 million has poured into the race.

Pro Water Bond Camp Tells Voters Why They Should Vote For Prop. 1

Oct. 22
By Erik Anderson
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Backers of the state's "water bond" and "rainy day fund" propositions unveiled four new television ads this week.

'No On 45' Campaign Coffers Continue To Grow

Oct. 22
By Kenny Goldberg
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Last week insurance companies contributed more than $12 million to defeat Propostion 45, a ballot measure that would regulate the price of health insurance in California.

Several North County Mayors Facing Challengers In November

Oct. 22
By Alison St John
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Seven of North County’s nine cities now have elected mayors. But what difference does an elected mayor make?

Poll: DeMaio Holds Slim Lead Over Peters In 52nd Congressional Race

Oct. 21
10News
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Republican Carl DeMaio and Democratic Rep. Scott Peters are in a statistical tie, according to a 10News/U-T San Diego poll released Tuesday.

Group Wants MTS To Run 'Get Out the Vote' Ads

Oct. 21
By Dwane Brown
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With the election just two weeks away, a San Diego coalition promoting social justice wants MTS to run ads encouraging people to get out and vote.

No Charges Filed In DeMaio Break-In, Sexual Harassment Case

Oct. 20
By Claire Trageser
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There is not enough evidence to file criminal charges in cases involving sexual misconduct claims against Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio and a late May break-in at DeMaio's campaign headquarters, the San Diego County District Attorney's office announced Monday.

KPBS Debuts Its Interactive Voters Guide

Oct. 20
By KPBS

KPBS has created an interactive Voters Guide as part of its coverage of the Nov. 4 election. You can type in your address and your ballot will load, along with stories and other information on the various races you'll help decide.

Pros And Cons Of California's Prop. 47

Oct. 20
Midday Edition
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Former San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne is co-author of Proposition 47, which would reduce some non-violent felonies to misdemeanors. But others in law enforcement have concerns about "unintended consequences" of the measure.

Peters, DeMaio Trade Barbs In Latest TV Ads

Oct. 20
Midday Edition
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There has been a lot of spending on advertising in the race to represent the 52nd Congressional District. We take a look at some of that advertising and the messages it's sending.

Monday Last Day To Register To Vote In Nov. 4 Election

Oct. 20
By City News Service
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If you've moved, changed your name or aren't registered, you need to get your registration forms postmarked or turned in to the Registrar of Voters Office by the end of the day. If you register online at sdvote.com, you have until 11:59 p.m. to submit the form.

What Would Prop. 1 — The State Water Bond — Do For San Diego?

Oct. 20
By Erik Anderson
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California's punishing four-year drought sets the parched scene for Proposition 1 — a $7.5 billion water bond on the Nov. 4 ballot. Critics say most of the money won't help San Diego.