Here’s the itinerary for the VOSD election team:
Adrian Florido, Kelly Bennett and Sam Hodgson will start the day fanning out throughout city of San Diego precincts to find out what’s going on inside voters’ minds and, of particular interest, why they chose to support or oppose Proposition D.
We’ll be publishing their man-and-woman-on-the-street interviews throughout the day along with Hodgson’s photography. Those will be accessible from the front page or you can go straight to our Election Central blog to catch all of our Election Day coverage.
Follow them on Twitter to keep up with them throughout the day or to tell them why you voted a certain way:
We’ll then move the show to Golden Hall in the evening to report live on both the results and the always-entertaining gathering of San Diego’s political class.
From there, we will be filling the Election Central blog with analysis, interviews, fun tidbits, photos and anything else we can track down.
We’ll get set up around 6 p.m. The first results will come in slightly after 8 p.m. We’ll have insights and reporting on the initial figures shortly thereafter. The second numbers won’t come in again until about 9:30 p.m.
We can’t cover it all so we will be focusing on these races:
• Prop. D, the city of San Diego initiative that couples 10 reform measures with a half-cent sales tax increase.
• The two open San Diego City Council seats: District 6 — Howard Wayne vs. Lorie Zapf and District 8 — David Alvarez vs. Felipe Hueso.
• Proposition J, the San Diego Unified School District’s parcel tax.
• The races for two San Diego Unified school board members: John de Beck vs. Scott Barnett and Kevin Beiser vs. Katherine Nakamura (write-in) vs. Stephen Rosen.
• The county supervisor race between Ron Roberts and Stephen Whitburn, with eyes also on the other supervisor race between Bill Horn and Steve Gronke.
Important: We won’t be updating vote tallies every time they roll in. We’ll spend our time analyzing and doing original reporting.
The registrar’s site will have all the up-to-date numbers. They also have some great tools: You can check the results on your smartphone, for example, or keep tabs of the contests that are within 1 percent. And remember, we still might not even know who wins some of these races when you wake up on Wednesday morning.
CityBeat has some great guests lined up for its live blog. They did the same thing during the primary election and it was a hit. Make sure to swing by and see what they have going on.
You might also hear a familiar VOSD voice chatting with our media partners, NBC 7/39 and AM 600 KOGO.
And, finally, follow the rest of the election crew on Twitter:
I’m the editor of VOSD. I love hanging out at Golden Hall on election night. If you’re there, come say hi. If not, let me know your election thoughts or report any irregularities or voting problems to me: at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619.325.0526. Follow me on Twitter: @AndrewDonohue.