We’ll be reporting live from Golden Hall on Tuesday night as the election results pour in and the local political class soaks it all up. (The local political class, minus the Democrats now, apparently.)
We’re getting the Election Central blog ready and will be posting there throughout the night with analysis, interviews, fun tidbits, photos and anything else we can track down.
We can’t cover it all so here’s what we’ll be paying special attention to:
• City of San Diego: City Council Districts 6 and 8 and strong mayor.
• San Diego Unified school board races.
• County of San Diego: Term limits, the sheriff’s race and whether Supervisors Bill Horn and/or Ron Roberts get pushed to a general election runoff.
• City of Chula Vista: Proposition G.
Of course, storylines could change, we could end up chasing down new stories or something else could blow our minds.
We’ll get set up down at Golden Hall at around 6 p.m. The first results are posted by the Registrar of Voters at 8 p.m. and are updated throughout the night.
Important: We won’t be updating vote tallies every time they roll in. We’ll be analyzing and reporting on certain results.
But the registrar already has all the results up on its site so we’re going to spend our time looking at the stories rather than transcribing the results from the registrar’s site. They have some cool new tools this year too: For example, you can check the results on your smartphone or keep tabs of the contests that are within 1 percent.
Our friends at CityBeat are doing something fun this year: A live blog with their journalists and a panel of experts. We might be swinging by there every now and again, too.
You’ll also likely be able to catch VOSDers throughout the night chatting with our media partners, NBC 7/39 and AM 600 KOGO.
And if that’s not enough, follow our election team on Twitter:
Liam Dillon: @dillonliam
Scott Lewis: @vosdscott
Andrew Donohue: @AndrewDonohue
Emily Alpert: @emilyschoolsyou (Who will also likely be tweeting about school budgets, superintendent searches and probably something else I can’t even think of.)
Sam Hodgson: @samuelhodgson (He’ll be snapping photos and I bet he’ll take a few with his cool iPhone app, too.)
The election hashtag: #sdvote
And if you don’t know what this whole election is all about, you should probably read this primer.
— ANDREW DONOHUE