By Ryan Byrne
Intern 

County close to finishing vote tabulations

 

Last updated 12/5/2018 at 6:40pm

Valley News file photo

As of 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10,000 provisional and 1,000 mail in ballots remain to be counted, according to the Riverside County Registrar of Voters office.

Riverside County Registrar of Voters Rebecca Spencer said all votes are expected to be tabulated by the Dec. 7 deadline set by California law. Under the law, known as the "Official Canvass," county elections officials must report final results to the Secretary of State by Dec. 7.

While many have expressed concerns over their votes being counted, Spencer said that it typically takes anywhere from 28-30 days to finish tabulating and certifying election results.

With the deadline looming, Spencer said that they are on track to have all votes accounted for by the deadline.

Spencer said the county begins releasing election results as early as 8 p.m. – beginning with early arriving vote-by-mail ballots – on election night.

After the polls close, the Registrar's office begins to count the ballots received Monday, Nov. 5, and Tuesday, Nov. 6, Spencer explained. Ballots are signature checked against voter registration cards and sliced open by hand to prepare for machine counting. All votes for the Nov. 6 election had to be postmarked by Election Day and received by Friday, Nov. 9, to be counted.


For final election coverage see the Dec. 14 edition of Valley News or visit www.myvalleynews.com.

Kim Harris contributed to this report.

Ryan Byrne can be reached by email at [email protected]

Local Races

Riverside County Sheriff

Chad Bianco – 41.84%

Stan Sniff (I) – 58.16%

Riverside County Supervisor

District 5

Jeff Hewitt – 51.7%

Russ Bogh –48.3%

Temecula City Council

District 1:

Matt Rahn (I) – 70.84%

Mayra Garcia – 29.16%

District 3:

Maryann Edwards (I) – 41.35%

Michael McCracken – 28.55%

Adam Rideau – 30.10%

District 5:

Zak Schwank – 54.41%

Martha Howard – 45.59%

Murrieta City Council

District 1:

Jonathan Ingram (I) – 62.79%

Steve Espinoza – 37.21%

District 2:

Christi White – 43.7%

Joshua Knight – 24.88%

Harry Ramos – 21.4%

Ryan Haggerty – 10.34%

District 5:

Scott Vinton – 100.00%

Warren Konitshek – 0%

Menifee City Council

District 4:

Dean Deines – 50.84%

Gloria Sanchez – 49.16%

Lake Elsinore City Council

District 3:

Tim Sheridan – 71.66%

Daryl Hickman (I) – 28.34%

Wildomar City Council

District 3:

Joseph Morabito – 57.70%

Timothy Walker (I) – 42.30%

Hemet City Council

District 2:

Russ Brown (I) – 58.80%

Stacie Olson – 41.20%

District 5:

Linda Krupa (I) – 54.02%

Doug Arent – 45.98%

Canyon Lake

(Top two win seats on council)

Jeremy Smith – 40.46%

Kasey Castillo – 26.96%

Vicki Warren – 18.21%

Dawn Haggerty – 14.37%

San Jacinto City Council

(Top two win seats on council)

Alonso Ledezma (I) – 21.21%

Joel Lopez – 22.18%

Brian Reaser – 15.79%

Jeremy Fontes – 15.00%

Steven Di Memmo – 13.56%

Mikel C. Van Der Linden – 12.26%

School Boards

TVUSD

Trustee Area 2:

Sandy Hinkson (I) – 58.85%

Cheryl Eckard – 41.15%

Trustee Area 3:

Barbara Brosch – 49.65%

Ronald L. Prentice – 20.09%

Veronica Godina – 16.85%

Dominic Carcioppolo III – 16.11%

Trustee Area 4:

Adam Skumawitz – 34.49%

Dian Martin – 30.13%

Kevin Hill (I) – 24.34%

Ryan Blair – 11.03%

MVUSD

Trustee Area 2:

Kristine A. Thomasian (I) – 50.78%

Nada Higuera – 49.22%

Trustee Area 4:

Linda Lunn (I) – 65.84%

Douglass Gibbs – 34.16%

MUSD

Trustee Area 3:

J. Kyle Root – 79.41%

Jason Rider – 20.59%

Trustee Area 4:

Jackie Johansen – 67.44%

Dennis Silva – 32.56%

Trustee Area 5:

William Hoag – 34.45%

Kenyon W. Jenkins – 21.45%

Debbi Manion – 20.66%

Jerry Bowman – 14.55%

Joe Long – 8.89%

LEUSD

Trustee Area 5:

Christopher McDonald – 59.08%

Steven Wood (I) – 40.92%

HUSD

Trustee Area 3:

Rob Davis – 36.58%

Horacio Valenzuela (I) – 24.78%

Adam McQueen – 20.68%

Jamie Swain – 17.96%

SJUSD

Trustee Area 4:

Jasmine Rubio (I) – 53.91%

Eloy Castro – 46.09%

Local Measures

Murrieta

Measure T – Yes: 52.38% No: 47.62%

Menifee

Measure I – Yes: 55.7% No: 44.3%

Measure J – Yes: 71.33% No: 28.66%

Wildomar

Measure AA – Yes: 58.60% No: 41.40%

Hemet

Measure X – Yes: 63.71% No: 36.29%

Measure Y – Yes: 37.05% No: 62.95%

Measure Z – Yes: 52.39% No: 47.61

Canyon Lake

Measure S – Yes: 76.78% No: 23.22%

State Races

Governor:

Gavin Newsom – 61.9%

John Cox – 38.1%

Lt. Governor

Eleni Kounalakis – 56.5%

Ed Hernandez – 43.5%

Secretary of State

Alex Padilla (I) – 64.4%

Mark Meuser – 35.6%

U.S. Senator

Dianne Feinstein (I) – 54.2%

Kevin DeLeon – 45.8%

U.S. Representative 36th District

Raul Ruiz (I) – 58.7%

Kimberlin Brown Pelzer – 41.3%

U.S. Representative 42nd District

Ken Calvert (I) – 56.7%

Julia Peacock – 43.3%

U.S. Representative 50th District

Duncan Hunter (I) – 51.8%

Ammar Campa-Najjar – 48.2%

State Senator 28th District

Jeff Stone (I) – 51.9%

Joy Silver – 48.1%

State Assembly 67th District

Melissa Melendez (I) – 61.1%

Michelle Singleton – 38.9%

State Assembly 75th District

Marie Waldron (I) – 56.5%

Alan Geraci – 43.5%

State Ballot Propositions

Prop 1 – Yes: 56.2% No: 43.8%

Prop 2 – Yes: 63.4% No: 36.6%

Prop 3 – Yes: 49.3% No: 50.7%

Prop 4 – Yes: 62.7% No: 37.3%

Prop 5 – Yes: 40.2% No: 59.8%

Prop 6 – Yes: 43.2% No: 56.8%

Prop 7 – Yes: 58.6% No: 41.1%

Prop 8 – Yes: 40.0% No: 60.0%

Prop 10 – Yes: 40.5% No: 59.5%

Prop 11 – Yes: 59.7% No: 40.3%

Prop 12 – Yes:62.6% No: 37.4%

 

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