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This is San Diego’s election podcast. Hosts Sara Libby and Jesse Marx break down individual races and ballot measures — and they dig into the mechanics of voting, state-level drama and more. Subscribe now and get ready to vote.

San Diego Decides Voice of San Diego

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    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

This is San Diego’s election podcast. Hosts Sara Libby and Jesse Marx break down individual races and ballot measures — and they dig into the mechanics of voting, state-level drama and more. Subscribe now and get ready to vote.

    The Local San Diego Ballot Measures

    The Local San Diego Ballot Measures

    Following our statewide ballot measure crash course, VOSD editors Scott Lewis, Sara Libby and Andrew Keatts unpack the local measures for the city of San Diego. Measures A through E cover police, schools and more. Listen now and get ready to vote.

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    • 28 min
    San Diego Mayoral Debate

    San Diego Mayoral Debate

    We’re dropping episodes that feature some of the best conversations from Politifest 2020, VOSD’s annual political affairs summit.

    In this episode: San Diego mayoral candidates Barbara Bry and Todd Gloria join VOSD host Scott Lewis for one of our most-watched debates. They covered a lot of ground about the candidates and their vision for the future of San Diego.

    Watch more Politifest panels at politifest.org

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    • 50 min
    The California Ballot Measure Crash Course

    The California Ballot Measure Crash Course

    Starting this week, we’re dropping episodes that feature some of the best conversations from Politifest 2020, VOSD’s annual political affairs summit.

    In this episode: An overview of each measure on the statewide ballot, from rideshare drivers to affirmative action. VOSD editors Sara Libby and Jesse Marx will help you understand what each measure would do and who’s lining up for and against them.

    Watch more Politifest panels at politifest.org

    Get Sara’s weekly newsletter, the Sacramento Report: vosd.org/newsletters

    Get our weekly show, the Voice of San Diego Podcast, wherever you’re listening now. Or go to vosd.org/pod

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    • 42 min
    2020: All the Measures on Your Primary Ballot, Explained

    2020: All the Measures on Your Primary Ballot, Explained

    The March 3 primary is coming up quickly. If you're still not sure about the measures on your ballot, we've got good news for you: There are far fewer of them to learn about than many of the most recent elections. (The November ballot,...

    • 19 min
    Grappling With Death on Your Ballot

    Grappling With Death on Your Ballot

    In our final episode before Election Day, we talk about the death penalty, which California voters will have a chance to end this year or reform. Proposition 62 would end the death penalty in California. Proposition 66 would try to speed up appeals of...

    • 41 min
    A Matter of Debate

    A Matter of Debate

    Unlike presidential debates that are watched by millions, local political debates are rarely televised, yet they offer some of the only chances for voters to hear city and county candidates who will have direct say over so much of their lives. This...

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

minicooptroop ,

Great podcast!

Really fun podcast. Love hearing their persectives on elections.

Ol' guy in Carlsbad, CA ,

Terrific beginning at a VERY important time

Interesting show, fun. Too bad, the two key races — Atkins/Block and Jacob/Anderson fizzled before the show could air. Darn those politicians, don’t they understand the needs of us policy wonks?

Having said that, the discussion was really good and offered insight. Thanks and bring it on!!!

DavidLizerbram ,

Great Breakdown of the Political Scene

I’ve been looking forward to the release of San Diego Decides, and now that it’s here, I’m glad to say that I can highly recommend this podcast. Sara Libby and Ry Rivard are experts at explaining the details of the election process, and all the behind-the-scenes strategizing that goes with it, in a way that’s easy for a lay person to understand. They somehow find a way to make this subject entertaining and informative at the same time. Congratulations to Voice of San Diego for another fantastic, innovative news product.

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