Election Guide: The vote is today: What you need to know

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Tuesday, we head to the polls.

We’ve covered a rambunctious election season in Santa Cruz County. Candidates have called upon our better angels and our quiet fears. They’ve made promises, running on thick and thinner résumés. They aim to represent established constituencies and new districts, drawn, sometimes oddly, by state lawmakers. Collectively, they represent a number of new voices and new, likely representation of more women and people of color than hold offices today.

Lookout’s election continues through June 7, and we’ll cover the election itself rigorously, bringing you the up-to-date results and the stories behind them. Make sure to stick with us through the June 7 evening and into the next day to see who’s victorious.

So far, we’ve published 46 Election 2022 stories. Today, we make it easy for you to check them out. Enjoy — and thanks for participating in the democracy.

Check out all our links below. Each of them is clickable.

— The Lookout newsroom team

Measure D


News
Will ‘D’ deliver voters? Turnout is light so far, but key issues could drive bigger Election Day balloting
A cheat sheet for your Measure D migraine: We asked both sides to cut the rhetoric and explain the issues
The Measure D middle man: RTC lead Guy Preston must drive down two sets of tracks, neither without its perils
Meet the No Way Greenway leaders, Mark Mesiti-Miller and Melani Clark
Who is Bud Colligan?
Measure D: The latest on who’s funding each campaign, visualized
A knowledgeable ‘undecided’ on Measure D? Those folks are hard to find, but we tracked one down
A train runs through us: Why the polarizing rail trail issue has divided us in a time that demands unity

Opinion
Get your head straight on Measure D: Walk the coastal corridor
Life, death and Measure D: A lose-lose proposition for us all
Opinion: Vote no on Measure D: Transportation justice demands a no vote
Opinion: Vote yes on Measure D: Let’s build a trail now
Opinion: Vote no on Measure D
Opinion: Vote yes on Measure D

City and county ballot measures


News
Measure B: County Transient Occupancy Tax explained
Measure C: County Disposable Cup Tax explained
Measure E: Santa Cruz City District Elections explained (Also: A four-year mayor? Santa Cruz’s past mayors weigh in)
Measure F: Santa Cruz City Sales and Use Tax explained

Opinion
It’s election season: Let’s respect our public figures and their privacy at home
Monterey survived redistricting; Santa Cruz can, too

Supervisor races


News
Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson and Felipe Hernandez lead: How fundraising stacks up in county supervisors races
Santa Cruz County Democratic Central Committee files cease-and-desist order against Jimmy Dutra
Video: North Santa Cruz County candidates forum
District 3 forum fireworks: Sparks fly as Kalantari-Johnson, Cummings spar on homelessness, districting
NORTH COUNTY SUPES PART 1: How would they lead, make a difference and build community?
NORTH COUNTY SUPES PART 2: How would they take on homelessness, affordability and climate change?
Local cred in the spotlight: Takeaways from Tuesday’s South County candidates forum

Opinion
Felipe Hernandez for District 4 County Supervisor: Choose an experienced consensus-builder who has earned community trust
Jimmy Dutra for District 4 County Supervisor: We need a proven leader to represent the Pajaro Valley
Ed Acosta for District 4 County Supervisor: Watsonville needs trusted leadership rooted in the community
Justin Cummings for 3rd District Supervisor: Santa Cruz needs diverse and experienced leadership
Ami Chen Mills for 3rd District Supervisor: We need new ways of thinking and climate expertise
Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson for 3rd District Supervisor: The times call for an immigrant’s tenacity

Assembly races


News
State Assembly fundraising: Pellerin, Rennie neck and neck in District 28, Addis way out front in District 30
Looking to lead ‘the Highway 1 District’: Who is best for a swath of California’s most pristine coastal geography?
Spotlight on the new District 28: Assembly candidates weigh in on housing, climate, education and fentanyl

Opinion
Dawn Addis for Assembly District 30: It’s time to send a teacher and women’s rights advocate to Sacramento
Zoë Carter for Assembly District 30: The Central Coast needs a no-nonsense, straight shooter with business experience
John Drake for Assembly District 30: ‘To understand my campaign, you have to know my life story’
Vicki Nohrden for Assembly District 30: We need to focus on business and reduce crime and taxes
Jon Wizard for Assembly District 30: He will make housing and homelessness top priorities
Joe Thompson for Assembly District 28: We need to empower young people to vote
Rob Rennie for Assembly District 28: We need a proven, experienced leader
Gail Pellerin for Assembly District 28: We need an experienced, empathetic Santa Cruz leader — and a dog in Sacto
Liz Lawler for Assembly District 28: Vote for a hard worker who cares about details

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Statewide races

U.S. SENATE: Why Alex Padilla is on the ballot twice
CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR: Coverage of the gubernatorial race
CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Coverage of the attorney general race
CALIFORNIA CONTROLLER: Coverage of the controller race
STATEWATCH: Find more on California politics here

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Letters to the editor, including those on Election 2022.
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