John Leopold


Today voters in Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz County weighed in on a tax on medical marijuana businesses.  The two measures call for a 7 percent tax on revenue with the option to go up to 10 percent.  Very early election returns of vote by mail ballots show both Measure K and Measure L passing.

KAZU's Doug McKnight spoke with Santa Cruz County Supervisor John Leopold and Colin Disheroon, operator of Santa Cruz Mountain Naturals.

Follow the results for Measures K & L here.

Nic Coury, Monterey County Weekly

Jason Campbell, a small business owner and environmental activist who has worked to protect open space on the former Fort Ord , has taken an early lead in the race for Seaside City Council where there are two contested seats.  

Seaside's City Council and Mayoral races may sound hyper local, but the outcomes could have broad reaching effects for the region.  The winners will have a say on the Monterey Downs project, a proposed development that includes a horse racing track to be built on open space on the former Fort Ord.

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:

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