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April 16, 2024

Elections office finishes count; turnout nears 44 percent

The San Benito County Elections Office finished its count for the June 5 primary, and voter turnout topped expectations.

The elections office finished its unofficial count at 6:35 p.m. Friday. Turnout came to 43.74 percent, with 12,587 ballots cast in a county with 28,774 registered voters.

That turnout topped expectations from local elections office leaders, which Assistant Clerk Angela Curro attributed to a more convenient mail-in ballot process and intriguing local races.

Those races included contests for two county supervisor seats, the sheriff, an open judge seat, a treasurer’s race and three measures. Additionally, Hollister had a local resident vying for State Assembly, with Robert Rivas on the ballot and advancing with the most votes to the November runoff.

 

To see the final election counts, go to: http://sbcvote.us/registrar-of-voters/results-june-2018/

Below, watch video interview profiles on local candidates advancing to November:

https://vimeo.com/265278974

https://vimeo.com/265381900

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