Election 2018 Early Voting Underway, Poll Workers Still Needed By Krista Almanzan • Oct 8, 2018 Krista Almanzan Listen Listening... / 1:40 Although you still have a month to mull over your choices before Election Day, early voting is underway. It started Monday. Santa Cruz Voters To Decide On Rent Control By Erika Mahoney • Sep 20, 2018 Brandt Bates Listen Listening... / 4:33 Numbers out today show the median monthly rent in Santa Cruz is $3,149. That’s according to the real estate website Zillow. This November, residents will vote on whether rent control is the answer to reining in rents.