Siskiyou County primary election 2022 results: Who's leading, when are results final?
Voters decided on three contested local races and Measure P in the statewide primary on June 7.
Voter turnout was low for a June election, as it was throughout the state, Siskiyou County Clerk Laura Bynum said, but everything went smoothly at the polls.
As of June 15, 12,582 ballots were counted, the elections office reported. That's 43.47% of 28,941 eligible voters in the county.
More ballots are trickling, including mail-in, drop-off and provisional ballots.
Some ballots postmarked by June 7 could arrive later this month, including ballots from
- County voters who are overseas
- U.S. military personnel stationed abroad
- County voters who dropped off at polling places and drop boxes in other California counties
"Even though margins are wide, we're not calling any races yet," Siskiyou County Clerk Laura Bynum said.
Voters can expect to learn final results by July 7, the last day for California county election officials to certify results, according to the state.
For more information on election deadlines, visit the California Secretary of State's website at bit.ly/3HbybyN.
Here are election results as of last Friday.
Siskiyou County Supervisor, District 3
Incumbent Michael N. Kobseff earned 56.43% of the vote in the supervisor race for District 3, which covers the Weed area.
His opponent Matthew Warren Hilliard won 43.57% of the vote.
Hilliard posted a video message on YouTube congratulating Kobseff on his (unofficial) win and thanking his constituents. "I hope that he (Kobseff) can look at the numbers and see that we (had) a strong showing (for) a new direction for this district," Hilliard said.
Siskiyou County Superintendent of Schools
Allen Carver leads in the Siskiyou County Superintendent of Schools race with 58.47% of the vote.
His opponent Marie Caldwell received 41.53% of the vote.
Siskiyou County Auditor-Controller
Diane Olson swept the Auditor-Controller race with 94.78% of the write-in vote.
"I'm excited about the next four years — and honored to serve," Olson said.
Her opponent Craig A. Mommer received 5.22%.
Siskiyou County voters rejected Measure P with 61.54% voting against it and 38.46% voting for it.
If it passed, Measure P would have made the job of Siskiyou County auditor-controller an appointed one instead of an elected position starting on Jan. 1, 2027.
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