Join us in the coming days for online chats on local and statewide ballot measures at www.mercurynews.com/electionsAll of the chats, which will feature experts on the measures and will be moderated by Bay Area News Group reporters, will be at noon.

Here's the lineup:

  • Monday: San Francisco Measure F, the ballot measure that would require the city to study the feasibility of draining the Hetch Hetchy reservoir.

  • Tuesday: Richmond Measure N, the proposed soda tax ordinance.

  • Wednesday: Berkeley Measure S, the proposed sit-lie ordinance.

  • Thursday: San Jose Measure D, the city's proposed minimum wage ordinance.

  • Monday, Oct. 22: Statewide propositions 30 and 38, which would raise taxes, mostly for education.

  • Tuesday: Oct. 23: Proposition 37, which would require labeling genetically engineered food.

  • Wednesday: Oct. 24: Proposition 32, which would put new restrictions on political contributions.

  • Thursday, Oct. 25: Proposition 34, which would eliminate the death penalty.

  • Monday, Oct. 29: Proposition 36, which would amend California's Three Strikes Law.