The polls have closed and results are trickling in for the 2014 gubernatorial election, where voters decided on a host of propositions, state political offices and municipal positions.
By 1:33 a.m. Wednesday, the San Diego County Registrar of Voters listed 100 percent of precincts reporting results, though no results are official until another 180,000 mail and provisional ballots are counted.
Arguably the most hotly contested race is that between Democrat incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Peters and Republican challenger Carl DeMaio as they battle for California’s 52nd Congressional District, with DeMaio taking an initial lead.
But the open San Diego City Council 6th District seat is another close race coming down to the wire.
A Democrat has held the seat since Kevin Faulconer became mayor, but as of early Wednesday Republican Chris Cate was in the lead.
Democrat Carol Kim is an educator with support from the party and organized labor community. Cate is a businessman and taxpayer advocate who hopes to restore a GOP seat on the council, which has three Republicans and six Democrats.
Whoever wins District 6, San Diego will have its first Asian-American on the city council since Tom Hom in the late 1960s.
In Escondido, incumbent Mayor Sam Abed has a commanding lead over Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz while voters rejected Prop H. The controversial measure proposed turning the former Escondido Country Club golf course into tract housing with up to 430 homes, but 61 percent of voters have said no.
In Chula Vista, South Bay is poised to elect the first Latina mayor in San Diego County history. Former California Assemblymember Mary Salas leads her opponent Jerry Rindone with 52 percent of the votes.
Salas was celebrating on Tuesday night, telling her supporters it was a proud moment for her and her family, who have lived in Chula Vista since 1919.
Other local cities with mayoral races include Carlsbad, El Cajon, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, National City, Poway and Vista.
In Encinitas, a majority vote stopped Prop F, which would have adopted an ordinance to permit and regulate medicinal marijuana dispensaries.
In La Mesa, a similar ballot measure failed with 54 percent of voters saying no. Supporters there called Prop J a "win-win" for the city while opponents said the measure would damage the city's image.
For election results, visit our Decision 2014 Race Results page by clicking here.