The midterm election 2014 gives opportunities to vote for candidates for various state offices including Governor and Congressional Representative, as well as a number of state and local propositions.
- In-person voting will take place on Tues., Nov. 4. Polling hours are from 7 am to 8 pm. Polling places can be found according to your mailing address by clicking here.
- If you have not registered to vote, the last day to do so for this election is Oct. 20, 2014.
- If you are uncertain if you are registered you may check your status by clicking here.
- If you are voting by mail, return your vote-by-mail ballot early to ensure it is received no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. Alternatively, you may drop your vote-by-mail ballot off at any polling location on Election Day. There is an insert included with your vote-by-mail ballot that tells you the location of polling places nearest to you.
- You can view your ballot and other relevant information on-line for your county and district, or any other in California, by clicking here to use Voter's Edge, or use the Voter's Edge widget below.
KMUD News has covered a number of election issues in our local broadcast area and posted the audio from these on KMUD News SoundCloud. You can hear these stories by using the players below.
Congressional Representative-District 2: North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman's re-election bid is being challenged by SoHum resident Dale Mensing, and they swapped views in a televised debate earlier this week. Daniel Mintz reports.
Holly Madrigal and Tom Woodhouse are battling it out for the 3rd District Supervisor seat in Mendocino county. The candidates faced off during an environmentally-focused forum, Kate Maxwell reports.
- Proposition 1, the state's multi-billion dollar water bond, will be on the November election ballot and the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is supporting its approval. Daniel Mintz reports.
If passed, Proposition 1 will approve the 4th largest water bond in California's history. Environmental groups are split on whether the bond is a good start for fixing California's water system. 2nd District Assemblyman Wes Chesbro says its not a good deal for Northern California. Kerry Reynolds reports, with research assistance from Christina Aanestad.
Proponents of State Proposition 45 seek to put control over health insurance rate hikes into the hands of California's insurance commissioner. On the pro side of Prop 45 is Jamie Court, president of Consumer Watchdog. Against Prop 45 is Micah Weinberg, a senior policy adviser and the Bay Area Council. Kerry Reynolds reports.
- The Southern Humboldt Unified School district is seeking voter approval for Measure X. If approved, Measure X will authorize $10 million dollars for the school district's planned renovations. Monique Rowan files this report.
- Medocino County Measure S will ban fracking in Mendocino, and establish a community bill of rights. Mendocino is one of three counties in California considering fracking bans this election, but is the only one with a community rights based initiative. Kate Maxwell reports...
- Challengers Natalie Orroyo and Kim Bergel hope to create Eureka's first all-female City Council by ousting incumbents Chet Albin and Mike Newman in the November 4th election. The four candidates debated economic policy, the minimum wage, and downtown bathrooms at an October 20th forum. KMUD News Director Terri Klemetson introduces the story and Eric Black reports