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Your Voting Questions Answered

Aug. 4
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

Election day is three months away, but voting will start much earlier and already questions are swirling around how safe and secure voting will be. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, Michael Vu, answers your voting questions.

San Diego mayoral candidates Barbara Bry and To...

Bry Leading Gloria In San Diego Mayoral Campaign Fundraising

Aug. 3
By Andrew Bowen

City Councilmember Barbara Bry significantly outraised Assemblyman Todd Gloria in the latest reporting period, but Gloria still had more money in the bank as of June 30.

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What Questions Do You Have About Voting In November?

Aug. 3
By KPBS News

What questions do you have for San Diego County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu about election security this November?

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Roundtable: San Diego Braces For A Rent Crisis

July 31
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A patchwork of local eviction moratoriums could end in the weeks ahead and possibly lead to a rent crisis brought on by the COVID-19 economic collapse, major economic interests urge action on climate change, and a new podcast series takes a look at the experiences of Generation Z.

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Voters To Decide Whether To Allow High-Rise Developments In Midway District

July 22
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego City Council voted Tuesday to place a proposal on the November ballot that if approved would repeal the 30-foot height limit for buildings in the Midway District.

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Affordable Housing Bond Set For San Diego's November Ballot

July 14
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego City Council approved a bond measure that would raise nearly a billion dollars for new affordable housing projects if passed by a two-thirds majority of city voters.

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City Council Approves Ballot Measure For District Elections At San Diego Unified

July 7
By Joe Hong

The action by the San Diego City Council means voters will decide in November whether the state’s second largest school district should do away with at-large elections.

San Diego mayoral candidates Barbara Bry and To...

Criminal Justice Reform Advocates Give Both Mayoral Candidates Mixed Reviews

June 24
Andrew Keatts / Voice of San Diego

Councilwoman Barbara Bry and Assemblyman Todd Gloria are now laying out their visions for police reform, and comparing their histories on a topic that has not been a central policy concern during either of their political careers.

Marlene Herrera, an 18-year-old currently livin...

How The Coronavirus Pandemic Changed One Latina Teen's Political Outlook

June 24
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Young people in San Diego will be feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on their mental health and political views for decades to come.

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Roundtable: The DACA Decision

June 19
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of DACA recipients, COVID-19 cases surge in Imperial County, and how the Black Lives Matter movement is playing out on social media.

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California Senate OKs Bill To Mail Ballots For Fall Election

June 12
Adam Beam / Associated Press

The bill that cleared the Senate on Thursday is an attempt by lawmakers to make sure it happens anyway. Most California voters already vote by mail. Still, some Republican state senators opposed the bill because it would let election officials count mail-in ballots if they are received within 20 days of the election instead of three days.

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San Diego Leaders Tout Change To Prop. 13 That Would Boost School Funding

June 11
By Joe Hong

A statewide measure on the November ballot would eliminate the property tax protections Prop. 13 has given large corporations in California since 1978.

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Three Republican Groups Sue Over Newsom's Vote By Mail Plan

May 26
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The lawsuits take issue with Newsom’s authority to mandate voting by mail and claim the order violates state law and the U.S. Constitution.

Marlene Herrera, a first-time voter in San Dieg...

Coronavirus Upended Her Family, But This Latina Teen Is Determined To Make Her Vote Count

May 20
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

First-time voter Marlene Herrera is undecided when it comes to the 2020 presidential election. The coronavirus has upended the issues she is watching.

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Proposal To Nix 30-Foot Height Limit In Midway District Advances

May 14
By Andrew Bowen

Supporters of the proposal say Midway is not a true coastal neighborhood and should never have been subject to San Diego’s longstanding building height restrictions in areas west of Interstate 5.

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Locked-Down California To Send Mail-In Ballots To Every Voter

May 11
By Associated Press

Facing an array of unknowns from the coronavirus crisis, California will send every voter a mail-in ballot for the November presidential election.

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Pelosi, Top House Progressive Give Biden Twin Endorsements

April 27
Bill Barrow / Associated Press

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has received endorsements from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House progressive leader Pramila Jayapal. The pair of announcements Monday underscores Biden's effort to unify disparate factions of the Democratic Party as he takes on President Donald Trump.

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Sanders Drops 2020 Bid, Leaving Biden As Likely Nominee

April 8
By Associated Press

Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party's establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, has ended his presidential bid.

San Diego mayoral candidates Barbara Bry and To...

It's Official: Next San Diego Mayor Will Be A Democrat

April 3
By Claire Trageser

The election results have been finalized, and state Assemblyman Todd Gloria and Councilwoman Barbara Bry will face each other in the runoff this November.

Property tax drop box in downtown San Diego.

Backers Of California Tax Initiative To Repeal Part Of Prop. 13 Submit 1.7 Million Signatures

April 2
Adam Beam / Associated Press

The campaign needs 997,139 verified signatures to qualify the amendment for the November ballot. But by turning in so many signatures, it nearly guarantees the amendment will be qualified.

San Diego County Democratic Party chairman Will...

Several Local Democrats Sickened With Virus, Election Gatherings Could Be Source

March 25
By Claire Trageser

It now appears that the days before and after the March 3 primary were the beginning of a COVID-19 outbreak that's so far struck four members of the local Democratic Party.

San Diego mayoral candidates Barbara Bry and To...

Bry Appears Headed To Runoff With Gloria In San Diego Mayor's Race

March 19
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Councilwoman Barbara Bry has overtaken Councilman Scott Sherman for second place in the race for San Diego mayor, meaning she will likely face Assemblyman Todd Gloria in a November runoff.

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Barbara Bry Increases Lead Over Scott Sherman In Mayor's Race

March 18
By City News Service

The two candidates with the most votes will head to the general election in November, so depending on the final vote count, San Diego voters look likely to be choosing between Assemblyman Todd Gloria and Bry.

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Bry Passes Sherman In Mayoral Race With Razor-Thin Margin

March 16
By City News Service

Bry currently leads Sherman by just nine votes out of 338,673 counted in the race so far — or .0026% of the vote.

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Barbara Bry Narrows Gap With Scott Sherman In Mayoral Race

March 14
By City News Service

Councilwoman Barbara Bry made huge gains Friday, narrowing the gap with Councilman Scott Sherman in the race for second place in the San Diego mayoral primary election.

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