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San Diego County Still Needs Poll Workers For Election Day

San Diego County Still Needs Poll Workers For Election Day

Nov. 2
By City News Service

Poll workers receive a stipend ranging from $100 to $175. Bilingual workers — particularly those fluent in Chinese, Tagalog, Spanish and Vietnamese — are needed.

#ShowUsYourMailers: Gomez Targets Flores' Support From 'Republican'...

#ShowUsYourMailers: Gomez Targets Flores' Support From 'Republican' Group

Nov. 2
By Tarryn Mento

A recent flyer from the campaign of City Council District 9 candidate Georgette Gomez paints her opponent Ricardo Flores as a right-wing politician whose supporters align with GOP nominee Donald Trump.

How To Cope With That 'Too Darn Long' California Ballot

How To Cope With That 'Too Darn Long' California Ballot

Nov. 2
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Even if you’ve made your choice for president, voting can be a lot of work. And nowhere more so than in California, where voters will decide 17 state propositions and a record 650 local measures.

#ShowUsYourMailers: What Is The Independent Voter Project?

#ShowUsYourMailers: What Is The Independent Voter Project?

Nov. 1
By Claire Trageser

The top of the mailer describes the network as "a nonprofit open platform for nonpartisan journalists," but that's not exactly true.

From Maverick AIDS Activist To Porn Police? The Man Behind Proposit...

From Maverick AIDS Activist To Porn Police? The Man Behind Proposition 60

Nov. 1
April Dembosky / KQED

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has spent $4.5 million backing a measure to place specific language into law mandating condom use in porn films. The nonprofit's president, Michael Weinstein, has long taken controversial positions.

Voters Will Decide The Fate Of Plastic Bags In California

Voters Will Decide The Fate Of Plastic Bags In California

Oct. 28
Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

With Propositions 65 and 67 on the November ballot, the plastic industry has one last chance to keep its product in the nation’s largest market.

Tuesday Is The Last Day To Request A Mail Ballot

Tuesday Is The Last Day To Request A Mail Ballot

Nov. 1
By KPBS News, City News Service

More than half of the electorate voted absentee in the 2012 election, and that's expected to rise this year.

Early Voting Is Well Underway In San Diego County

Early Voting Is Well Underway In San Diego County

Nov. 1
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

Voters across the county have been casting early ballots for more than three weeks, and it should soon become clear which candidates in several hard-fought contests have the turnout advantage heading into Nov. 8.

MAP: Where To Drop Off Your Mail Ballot In San Diego

MAP: Where To Drop Off Your Mail Ballot In San Diego

Oct. 31
By City News Service

Voters who have completed their mail ballots for the Nov. 8 general election can drop them off at libraries and a few other places around the county.

5 Ways To Have (A Little) Fun With The November Ballot

5 Ways To Have (A Little) Fun With The November Ballot

Oct. 31
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Doing your homework for next week’s election doesn’t have to be boring. There are haikus and catchy songs to help you remember the 17 statewide propositions on the ballot.

Proposition 61 Gives California Mandate To Lower Drug Prices, Not T...

Proposition 61 Gives California Mandate To Lower Drug Prices, Not Tools

Oct. 31
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

Experts question whether the state could implement the law and if it couldn't, what the consequences would be.

Roundtable: Breaking Down San Diego Ballot Measures

Roundtable: Breaking Down San Diego Ballot Measures

Oct. 28
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

Election Day is fast approaching. Do you know enough to make an informed decision on the local measures on the ballot?

Trump's Claims Of 'Rigged' Election Put His Supporters, Voting Righ...

Trump's Claims Of 'Rigged' Election Put His Supporters, Voting Rights Groups On Alert

Oct. 28
Mary Plummer / KPCC

Despite assurances from California election officials, some Trump backers plan to monitor the polls on Election Day. Meanwhile, nonpartisan volunteers plan to be on the lookout for intimidation or harassment.

PolitiFact California: DCCC Makes False Claim About Denham's Role I...

PolitiFact California: DCCC Makes False Claim About Denham's Role In Trump Hotel Deal

Oct. 28
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

A new TV ad by a Democratic campaign committee describes Rep. Jeff Denham of California as Donald Trump’s "Man in Washington D.C."

Proposition 59 Gives Voters A Voice In The Campaign Finance Debate,...

Proposition 59 Gives Voters A Voice In The Campaign Finance Debate, But Little Else

Oct. 27
Mary Plummer / KPCC

If approved, California's elected officials would be instructed to try to overturn Citizens United. But because the measure is advisory, they're not legally mandated to follow voters' wishes.

Chula Vista District 3 Candidates Discuss Key Issues

Chula Vista District 3 Candidates Discuss Key Issues

Oct. 26
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Former Councilman Steve Padilla faces city staffer Jason Paguio on Nov. 8, to represent the southeast region of Chula Vista.

Measure G Would Change Police Oversight Rules

Measure G Would Change Police Oversight Rules

Oct. 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

San Diego’s Measure G would reform the city’s police oversight board, but even without formal opposition some supporters are saying it doesn’t do enough to increase the board’s power.

Cities Prepare To Take The Driver’s Seat In Marijuana Trade

Cities Prepare To Take The Driver’s Seat In Marijuana Trade

Oct. 26
Katie Orr / KQED

Proposition 64 would give local governments a lot of control over recreational marijuana. Already, cities are taking very different approaches on how to proceed if the measure passes.

Ballot Measure T Forces Encinitas To Confront Growth Plans

Ballot Measure T Forces Encinitas To Confront Growth Plans

Oct. 26
By Alison St John

Encinitas is the only city in San Diego County that does not have a state-mandated housing plan. Even with its back up against that legal wall, there’s plenty of opposition to Measure T, a plan for where to increase housing density in the future.

Dark Money, Accusations Of Campaign Finance Violations Roil Lilac H...

Dark Money, Accusations Of Campaign Finance Violations Roil Lilac Hills Campaign

Oct. 25
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

The fight over Lilac Hills Ranch has made strange bedfellows of environmentalists and developers, spawned three complaints with California's elections watchdog and seen a six-figure donation from a nonprofit that refuses to disclose its source of funds.

Monday Is The Last Day To Register To Vote In San Diego County

Monday Is The Last Day To Register To Vote In San Diego County

Oct. 24
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Online registration forms must be completed by midnight. Paper forms must be postmarked Monday or dropped off at the registrar's office by 8 p.m.

On Final Day To Register, UC San Diego Leads In Voter Sign-Ups

On Final Day To Register, UC San Diego Leads In Voter Sign-Ups

Oct. 24
By Katie Schoolov

A student leading the effort says that for the first time UC San Diego is leading other University of California schools in the number of students registered to vote.

No, It's Not Just You: This Election Is Stressing People Out

No, It's Not Just You: This Election Is Stressing People Out

Oct. 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A recent survey from the American Psychological Association shows the election is a significant source of stress for 52 percent of adults, and it's a problem for both Republicans and Democrats.

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Explaining Proposition 64: How California Would Legalize Marijuana

Oct. 24
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

There are so many questions about California’s November ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana that it’s easy to overlook the most basic question of all: What would the initiative actually do?

PHOTOS: Obama Takes His Likely Final Trip To San Diego As President

PHOTOS: Obama Takes His Likely Final Trip To San Diego As President

Oct. 24
By KPBS , City News Service

President Barack Obama spoke at a fundraiser at a private home in La Jolla. He campaigned for Doug Applegate and slammed Darrell Issa, who has alleged the Obama administration was perhaps the most corrupt in history.