The 2010 midterm elections are underway in California, and U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina started her day by casting her ballot with her husband, Frank, in Los Altos Hills. Fiorina and incumbent Barbara Boxer are locked in a tight race for California’s Senate seat.
Polls today will remain open until 8 p.m., and you can find your local polling station on the Peninsula Press.
The Peninsula Press reporters are covering several key issues throughout the day, including statewide Prop 19, which would legalize marijuana for personal use, Prop 21, which would enact an $18 vehicle license fee to to fund state parks, and Prop 23, which would put California carbon emission regulations on hold until the unemployment rate dips below 5.5 percent.
Peninsula Press reporters are also watching races unique to Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, including the Mountain View City Council race, in which 21-year-old Google employee Aaron Jabbari is vying for one of three open seats.
In Half Moon Bay, Measure K could give the city the highest sales tax in the Bay Area. And in this midterm election, an estimated 55 percent of ballots have already been cast by mail. Our reporters will closely monitor what that means for voter turnout in the Peninsula.