SAN LUIS OBISPO — The San Luis Obispo County Elections Office released its updated Election Summary Report on Thursday, Nov. 19, stating there were only 1,531 provisional ballots remaining. The General Election was held on Nov. 3.
None of the North County races changed with Thursday’s update. The counting expected to be completed on Wednesday, Nov. 25.
As of the close of election night, 117,974 ballots were counted. According to Thursday’s update, 160,947 ballots had been counted.
Voter turnout for SLO County increased to a record 87.45 percent. The previous high was 83%.
Vote-by-mail accounted for 152,693 votes in SLO County, with 8,254 people voting at polling locations. SLO County mailed a vote-by-mail ballot to every registered voter, but people had the option of voting in-person.
County elections officials must report their final results to the Calif. Secretary of State for the Presidential contest by Dec. 1 and all other state and federal contests by Dec. 4. The Secretary of State will certify the results on Dec. 11.
As of 5:15 p.m Thursday, Nov. 19, current District 3 Paso Robles City Councilmember Steve Gregory came in with 100% of the votes and was unopposed for this year’s election.
District 4’s current Councilman Fred Strong earned re-election with 61.95% of the vote while challenger Jacob Allred had 38.05%.
The City of Paso Robles Treasurer had only one candidate running, Ryan Cornell, who received 100% of the votes.
The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District had 12 people vying for the four open seats. As of Thursday, Dorian Baker with 13.09%, Chris Bausch with 12.54%, and Jim Reed with 12.14% and Nathan Williams with 9.44% had secured the seats.
As for Measure J-20, Paso Robles 1% Sales Tax passed with 56.55%.
As of 5:15 p.m Thursday, Nov. 19, current Atascadero Mayor Heather Moreno will retain the seat with 43.66% of the vote, Jerry Tanimoto was in second with 33.03%, and Josh Donovan with 23.31%.
Incumbent Charles Bourbeau and challenger Mark Dariz won the two City Council seats with 27.78% and 24.94% of the votes, respectively.
Tori Keen was third with 22.54%, followed by Nicholas Mattson with 18.53%, and Bret Heinemann with 6.22% of the vote.
The Atascadero Unified School District School Board has three seats open, and all three incumbents, Mary Kay Mills with 26.49%, Terri Switzer with 26.01%, and Corrine Kuhnle with 24.84%, will continue on the board. Newcomer Vy Pierce came in at 22.66%.
As for the measures, Measure D-20, Atascadero’s 1% Sales Tax passed with 58.47%. With only 244 ballots remaining, Measure C-20 AUSD’s School Bond at 54.21% will not reach the 55% supermajority threshold it needs for passage.
As of 5:15 p.m Thursday, Nov. 19, incumbents Nelson Yamagata and Ted Dubost and challenger Mendi Swan with 22.21%, 20.31%, and 18.96%, respectively, were elected to the Templeton Unified School District School Board.
The Templeton Community Services District had three seats open, and all three incumbents, Pamela Jardini with 31.72%, Navid Fardanesh with 30.93% and Debra Logan with 26.52%, were re-elected.
OTHER NOTABLE NORTH COUNTY RACES
• San Miguel Joint Union School District Board — Incumbent Michael J. Sanders with 34.80% and Constantino Victor Delgado with 39.84% won the two seats.
• SJUSD’s school bond, Measure I was passing with 55.13%.
• Shandon Joint Unified School District Board — Incumbent Flint Speer with 53.89% earned the seat over Amy Russell with 46.11%.
• SJUSD’s school bond, Measure H, passed with 62.50%.
• Ground Squirrel Hollow Community Services District — In the election for three seats, Allen Duckworth with 30.35%, Kevin McCamy with 27.90% and Scott Simons with 27.69%, all won.
• U.S. Representative, 24th District — Incumbent Democrat Salud Carbajal (58.7%) led Republican Andy Caldwell (41.3%), based on results from the California Secretary of State website.
• State Senator, 17th District — Democrat John Laird (64.7%) was leading Republican Vicki Nohrden (35.3%), based on the California Secretary of State website results.
• State Assembly, 35th District — Incumbent Republican Jordan Cunningham (55.1%) was leading Democrat Dawn Addis (44.9%), based on the California Secretary of State website results.
• U.S. President and Vice President — Democrat Joe Biden and Kamala Harris received 55.35% percent from SLO County voters while President Donald Trump and Mike Pence had 42.17%.
Remaining Ballots by District in North County
- CITY OF ATASCADERO – 197
- ATASCADERO SCHOOL DISTRICT – 244
- CITY OF PASO ROBLES – 35
- PASO ROBLES SCHOOL DISTRICT – 49 (Crosses into Monterey County)
- TEMPLETON CSD – 45
- TEMPLETON SCHOOL DISTRICT – 91
- SAN MIGUEL SCHOOL DISTRICT – 21
- SHANDON SCHOOL DISTRICT – 13 (Crosses into Monterey County)