Get informed on the March 5 election

Read Santa Cruz Local's Election Guide

We break down the local races and ballot measures.
Get informed on the March 5 election

Santa Cruz Local is a local newsroom that serves Santa Cruz County residents. We work hard to ensure our journalism is fair, accurate, thorough, useful and accessible.

Our election guides are nonpartisan. We do not endorse any candidate or take positions on any ballot measure. 

  • Our goals are to explain the local ballot measures and press the local candidates on the priorities we heard from residents. 
  • We want to help inform residents’ discussions about the election and dig into residents’ questions.

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