Encinitas Voter Guide 2022: What’s in voting, voting and more

ENCINITAS, CA – Election day is Tuesday, but voting is ongoing. Here in Encinitas, voters are choosing a new mayor and two members of the City Council.

Encinitas voters will also decide on Measure L, which would fund general municipal expenses from a tax on the cannabis and hemp businesses.

Encinitas Races

Encinitas Mayor (vote for 1)

Encinitas City Council Member District No. 3 (vote for 1)

Encinitas City Council Member District No. 4 (vote for 1)

Measure L

“To fund general municipal expenses, including law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, street improvements, and recreation, the city must tax cannabis and hemp businesses at annual rates between 4% to 7% of gross revenue for business of retail cannabis, 1% to 4% for non-retail cannabis businesses, and $2.00 to $10.00 per square foot of canopy for cultivation; expected to generate around $800,000 to $1,400,000 annually and will be billed until revoked/modified by voters?”

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San Diego County Races

San Diego County Sheriff

Deputy Sheriff Kelly Martinez faces off against former city attorney John Hemmerling.

San Diego County Board of Supervisors

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Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, a Democrat who chairs the Board of Supervisors, is running for re-election in District 4. He faces Republican challenger Amy Reichert. District 4 includes a large portion of the city of San Diego, as well as the cities and communities of La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Casa de Oro, Mount Helix, and Spring Valley.

Supervisor Jim Desmond, a Republican, is running for re-election in District 5. He faces Democratic challenger Tiffany Boyd-Hodgson. District 5 includes the cities of Escondido, Oceanside, Vista, and San Marcos, as well as Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and several unincorporated communities.

San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk

Former San Diego City Councilor Barbra Bry faces off against Deputy Chief Counsel Jordan Marks.

San Diego County District Attorney

District Attorney Summer Stephan is running unopposed for a second term.

San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector

San Diego County Tax Collector-Treasurer Dan McAllister is seeking a sixth term. He faces off against CFO Greg Hodosevich.

In Golden State, October 10 was the deadline for counties to mail in ballots, which every registered voter automatically received, according to the California Secretary of State’s office.

Through November 8, residents can vote at 218 polling centers in San Diego County. Find a complete list of websites and other election information.

Vote Centers

Here are the voting centers in Encinitas:

Ballots returned by mail must be posted by November 8, and ballots returned to a designated urn must be deposited by 8:00 pm. on election day.

In most cases, Californians are not required to present identification to vote. However, those who did not provide a driver’s license number or social security number when registering to vote may be asked to do so when voting for the first time in person.

Ballot Drop Boxes

Residents can return their ballots to 141 official polling places in San Diego County. Find a complete list of websites and other election information.

Here are the locations of dropboxes in Encinitas:

Statewide Races

Millions of Californians will be called back to the polls this year to decide who will fill the governor’s seat, as well as a host of other key positions across the state.

Golden Staters will be invited to vote for candidates for:


Governor Gavin Newsom is running for re-election in 2022 and will likely achieve another victory with ease after surviving a repealed election last year and managing and dominating the primary.

However, he will face opposing state senator Brian Dahle (R-Bieber), whom he beat by nearly 40 points in the June primaries.

Dahle’s campaign raised just $2 million, while Newsom’s campaign raised more than $23 million, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Newsom leads Dahle by a 27-point margin — 58 to 31 percent — among likely voters, according to a September poll by the California Public Policy Institute.

The Democratic governor will debate the lesser-known Dahle on October 23.

READ MORE: Presidential race rumors swirl as Newsom seeks re-election

Attorney General

Attorney General Rob Bonta was named after Xavier Becerra became the first Latino to serve as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Bonta, a Democrat and former state representative, will face off against Republican Nathan Hochman, a former assistant US attorney general and criminal attorney. Hochman says the state needs a new attorney general to fight the rise in crime.

Hochman won 18 percent of the vote in the June 7 primaries, while Bonta won 54.8 percent.

Insurance Commissioner

Incumbent Democrat Ricardo Lara will run for a second term as insurance commissioner, a seat tasked with regulating the state’s insurance industry. Republican cybersecurity equipment maker Robert Howell will challenge Lara in the general election.

He has described himself as a “Reagan Republican” who says he is committed to helping wildfire victims and insurance premiums that are “abusively inflated,” CalMatters reported.

Secretary of State

Acting Secretary of State Shirley Weber, a Democrat, was appointed by Newsom after Alex Padilla rose to the rank of senator. She will face off against Republican Rob Bernosky, who describes himself as a “practical conservative”.

Bernosky, the chief financial officer of a technology company, is a longtime activist and former school board member at Hollister. Previously, he ran for the State Assembly in 2010 and 2012 but was unsuccessful.

If re-elected, Weber said he plans to change the state’s recall system after Newsom’s attempted recall last year. Democrats argue that the recall process was abused.

“Very little conversation has taken place about: Does this man need to be recalled? Has he done something so egregious that we want to remove him from office?” Weber told CalMatters.

READ MORE: What would Shirley Weber do next as California Secretary of State?


The race for controller in a California general election usually doesn’t generate much interest, but the June primary was among the most interesting races across the state. That’s because a Republican, Lanhee Chen, managed to advance. Chen opened the door for a Republican to take a shot at his first state office since 2006.

The state tax officer typically facilitates audits and serves on about 70 state boards and commissions.

In November, Chen will face Malia Cohen, a Democrat and a member of the State Equalization Board. Chen is a Stanford instructor and former Republican adviser.

READ MORE: Chen advances to runoff for AC controller

State Treasurer

Democratic candidate Fiona Ma will face Republican Jack Guerrero in November. Guerrero is a certified public accountant who serves on the Cudahy City Council in Los Angeles County.

If re-elected, Ma said her priority would be to meet Newsom’s goal of building 3.5 million homes by 2025, she told CalMatters.

Lieutenant Governor

Incumbent Eleni Kounalakis, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Angela Underwood Jacobs, a bank manager who has experience as a member of Lancaster City Council.

Kounalakis is the first woman to be elected lieutenant governor of California and has said she wants to ensure a woman holds the governorship in 2026, hinting that she can run herself.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Unlike other state races, this competition is non-partisan. In November, Lance Ray Christensen, an education policy executive, will seek to unseat Tony Thurmond.


Proposition 1

This measure would codify abortion and birth control rights within California’s constitution. Read more about it here.

Prop 1: Explanation of the California Abortion Rights Amendment

Proposition 26

California currently does not allow sports betting, but since the US Supreme Court opened the door to legalized sports betting three years ago, California has become the jackpot for the gambling industry as it has the most professional teams. and universities in the country, in addition to the largest population and concentration of wealth.

The prop. 26 is a constitutional amendment that would allow it in tribal casinos and racetracks. Read more about it here.

Prop 26: Explanation of CA’s legalized sports betting tribal measure

Proposition 27

The prop. 26 aims to only allow this at tribal casinos and racetracks, while Prop. 27 is a constitutional amendment that would allow some tribes and gambling companies such as FanDuel and DraftKings to operate online or mobile sports betting outside of tribal lands. The duel proposals present a political dispute between gaming entities fighting for control over the future of California’s billion-dollar sports betting industry. As both propositions are diametrically opposed, approval of both would likely trigger legal battles. Read more about it here.

Prop 27: Explanation of CA’s legalized online sports betting measure

Proposition 28

The prop. 28 seeks to set aside funds each year for arts and music education in California’s K-12 public schools. Read more about it here.

Prop 28: CA K-12 Music and Arts Education Initiative Explained

Proposition 29

The prop. 29 would require clinics to have at least one physician, nurse, or attending physician on site when patients are being treated and reporting infections related to dialysis treatment. Read more about it here.

Prop 29: CA Dialysis Clinic Requirements Initiative Explained

Proposition 30

Proposition 30 would increase the tax on personal income above $2 million by 1.75% and devote the proceeds to subsidizing zero-emission vehicles, building zero-emission vehicle charging stations and infrastructure, reducing greenhouse effect and hiring and training firefighters to help fight wildfires. Read more about it here.

Prop 30: CA’s Clean Cars and Clean Air Act explained

Proposition 31

A California law banning the sale of flavored tobacco products in stores and vending machines passed in 2020 but was suspended when a tobacco industry-initiated referendum qualified for the 2022 vote. being put out to voters. Proposition 31 essentially asks voters: Should the ban go into effect? A yes vote would confirm the ban. A down vote would kill him. Read more about it here.

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