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Be variety to your letter carriers subsequent week. Beginning Monday, they need to ship ballots for the June 7 election to San Diego County’s 1.9 million registered voters. Meaning you have got about 30 days — if you’d like or want them — to be taught in regards to the candidates on the poll. However as quickly as you obtain yours, you may fill it in and return it by mail or drop it off at dozens of handy poll field places countywide.
A few of you, after all, already know who you’ll vote for. That’s nice. All voters ought to be well-informed and excited in regards to the activity forward. For many who aren’t on top of things, fear not. The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board is right here to assist.
We started surveying candidates in native, county, state and congressional races in March and publishing these Q&As within the newspaper and on-line in April. This month, we’re additionally holding in-person candidate boards. We’ve got held three to date within the 4 San Diego Metropolis Council races. We’ll host one other council candidates’ discussion board at 6:30 p.m. Monday on the Level Loma/Hervey department library within the carefully watched District 2 race and a Chula Vista mayoral candidates’ discussion board at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the Chula Vista Civic Heart Library. Please be a part of us to satisfy your candidates, or catch them reside or in a while The San Diego Union-Tribune Fb web page.
Our plan is to publish all of our Q&As by Sunday, Could 22, permitting voters who resolve to attend ample time to spend with the surveys and any further analysis. We’ve already printed Q&As with candidates for Congress, state Senate, state Meeting, Superior Court docket choose, county Board of Supervisors, San Diego Unified Faculty District Board of Schooling and San Diego Metropolis Council. Go to sandiegouniontribune.com/2022primaryguide to see all of them. Nonetheless to come back are Q&As with county sheriff and extra Meeting candidates, the candidates for Chula Vista mayor (which we’ll publish subsequent week forward of our discussion board) and among the candidates for the state constitutional places of work, particularly in races for governor, lawyer common, controller, insurance coverage commissioner and superintendent of public instruction. It’s a variety of work, however we’re glad to do it on behalf of a public that’s busy and may be simply confused (as can we!) by all of the deceptive marketing campaign mailers and advertisements that can bombard us with larger frequency within the days forward.
Quickly, we can even publish candidate endorsements to present voters extra to contemplate. Right here is when and during which races we are going to supply suggestions.
Thursday, Could 12: San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 4
Friday, Could 13: San Diego County Superior Choose Workplace Nos. 35 and 36
Saturday, Could 14: San Diego Unified Faculty District Districts B and C
Sunday, Could 15: San Diego Metropolis Council Districts 2, 4, 6 and eight
Thursday, Could 19: U.S. Senate and Congressional Districts 48-52
Friday, Could 20: State Meeting Districts 74-80
Saturday, Could 21: State Senate Districts 18, 32, 38 and 40
Sunday, Could 22: San Diego County sheriff
Thursday, Could 26: Chula Visa mayor
Friday, Could 27: Governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and state treasurer
Saturday, Could 28: State controller, insurance coverage commissioner and superintendent of public instruction
Sunday, Could 29: Legal professional common
As we wrote in an editorial two weeks in the past, we’re not right here to assist any candidate win or lose. We’re right here that can assist you develop into a extra knowledgeable voter. We publish our candidate Q&As, maintain our boards and publish our endorsements that can assist you together with your analysis as you got down to elect individuals who will work to make the area and the world a greater place.
It’s not simple being a candidate. We admire and respect the many individuals who put themselves on the market or get entangled of their campaigns. We additionally hope they keep in mind that their final job is straightforward: to symbolize their constituents. These campaigns are job interviews, and voters do the hiring.