Election Day is always a big one for us. So we’ve laid out our plans. Put simply: We’ll be doing a lot of work and you can find most of it here at Election Central.

We can’t cover all the races from national, to state to local. So here is what we’re focusing on:

  • 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. You can catch the live results directly from the registrar starting at 8 p.m. sharp.

If you need to cram on local issues, we’ve pulled together what you should know about Proposition D (hint: three words) and the San Diego City school issues being decided.

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The U-T has its “final push” story up.

Finally, Liam Dillon and I have set the over/under for a number of races and put a lunch on the line. This was really off the top of our heads — we don’t have any insider information or a supercomputer crunching all the polling data. (And here’s a different group of predictions.) And we’re not going to tell you which of us is on which side. But give it a shot yourself. And if you get all of them right, the loser between Dillon and I will have to buy you lunch as well.

Given my very poor record of predicting elections, I’m really hoping only one of you get them all right. A giant lunch party will break the bank.

• There seems to be some weird drama developing around a proposed minor league baseball stadium in Escondido. One thing this made me realize: Escondido was regularly held up as the last chance for a new Chargers stadium if this new downtown fixation dissolves. The North County city could make room and was thought to be still willing to consider the football team. But I guess if it’s already building a baseball park, it’d be pretty unlikely it’d consider a football stadium discussion too, right?

• It will be a big deal when the Geezer Bandit is identified. And that’s why many of us perked up at the claim yesterday by one bank robber that he was who we all were waiting for. A clue he wasn’t came with the very fact he was caught. The real Geezer remains at large, they say (Union-Tribune).

• As you have no doubt heard, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series last night. And the U-T’s Tim Sullivan has a nice profile of the experience through manager Bruce Bochy’s eyes. Bochy used to be, of course, the manager of the Padres. I’m sure we’re all very happy for him. The LA Times also had a version of that storyline up today.

• A leading design blog reports that the San Diego Zoo is doing an overhaul of its brand.

• Finally, to relax after a stressful election season, you can head to San Diego Beer Week.

Please contact Scott Lewis directly at scott.lewis@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.325.0527 and follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/vosdscott.

Scott Lewis

Scott Lewis oversees Voice of San Diego’s operations, website and daily functions as Editor in Chief. He also writes about local politics, where he frequently...

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