Krista Almanzan

On Election Day voters in Salinas weighed in on two tax measures that would collectively add up to an additional $21-million annually in much need revenue for the city.  At an election night party at the Monterey County Weekly's Press Club, KAZU's Krista Almanzan spoke with Sara Rubin about Measures G & H.  Rubin is a Staff Writer at the Monterey County Weekly who covers Salinas.  You can follow the returns on Measures G & H here.  Both need a simple majority to pass.

Krista Almanzan

The polls are open this Election Day from 7:00am to 8:00pm.  

The first returns, a count of vote by mail ballots, are expected to come in around 8:15pm.   You can follow your local, statewide and national elections using the links below.

Monterey County Elections

Santa Cruz County Elections

San Benito County Elections

California Elections

Hand Deliver Your Vote By Mail Ballot: Locations

Oct 30, 2014

The deadline to mail your vote-by-mail ballot has passed. For a ballot to be counted in the General Election it must be received by 8PM on Election Day regardless of postmark.  

You can hand deliver your ballot at the following locations.  Or turn it in on Election Day at any polling place.

Drop Off Locations:

                                                            Santa Cruz County

KindPeoples Collective

Santa Cruz is known for being relatively friendly to taxes and to marijuana. On Tuesday, voters in the city and county of Santa Cruz weigh those two together as they consider a new tax on medical marijuana businesses.

The inside of the Kind Peoples Collective -- a nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary on Soquel Avenue in Santa Cruz County -- actually looks a lot like a coffee shop or juice bar. There’s music playing, T-shirts for sale and the products are displayed behind spotless glass.

William Roden, New Dawn Studios


The gang violence in Salinas is felt by nearly everyone from families to teachers to clergy and law enforcement.   They are the inspiration for local choreographer Fran Spector’s East West.