Official Final Results and Certification Announced for June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election, Ventura County’s First Full Voter’s Choice Act Election

Los Resultados Finales Oficiales y Certificados Están Anunciados para la Elección Primaria Directa a Nivel Estatal del 7 de junio de 2022, la Primera Elección Completa de la Ley de Eleccíon del Votante del Condado de Ventura  

 

Official Final Results and Certification Announced for June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election, Ventura County’s First Full Voter’s Choice Act Election

 (Ventura) – Ventura County Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters Mark Lunn today announced the official election results certification for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election with 100% of Ventura County’s 1,519 precincts reporting. Full election results from Ventura County are now available on the VenturaVote.org website. Statewide contest results are on the Secretary of State website: https://electionresults.sos.ca.gov/

County nonpartisan contests are decided in the primary if they garner more than 50% of the vote. The winners from the June 7, 2022 Primary Election are:

County Superintendent of Schools:           Cesar Morales

Assessor:                                                       Keith Taylor

Auditor-Controller:                                        Jeffery Burgh

County Clerk and Recorder:                       Michelle Ascencion

District Attorney:                                           Erik Nasarenko

Sheriff:                                                           Jim Fryhoff

Treasurer-Tax Collector:                             Sue Horgan

There were two local Measures in the June 7 election, decided by a simple majority yes/no vote:

Measure A:                                                    No

Measure B:                                                    No

All other races are scheduled for a run-off of the top-two finishers in the November 8, 2022 General Election.

A total of 203,489 ballots were cast in this Statewide Direct Primary election: 92% of the ballots were cast by mail and 8% were cast at Vote Centers. Ventura County had an overall voter turnout of 40.18%. By comparison, the last two Gubernatorial Primary Elections in 2014 and 2018 had a turnout of 24.19% and 39.05%, respectively.

This election was the first full Voter’s Choice Act (“VCA”) Election in Ventura County. The VCA expands the time and opportunity for registered voters to vote either with a Vote-By-Mail ballot or in person at Vote Centers. Vote-By-Mail ballots were mailed out to all registered voters on May 9, four weeks before the June 7 election. Those ballots could be mailed back through the United States Postal Service without any postage fee. Additionally, 38 Official Ballot Drop Boxes were unlocked on May 9 for ballot drop offs. Ten Vote Centers were opened on May 28, ten days before the election. On June 4, 41 more Vote Centers were opened bringing the total to 51 Vote Centers open in the County three days before Election Day. Voters could choose any of the 51 Vote Centers to vote in person, register to vote or to drop off a ballot.

“I want to congratulate and thank everyone involved in the preparations for this election, our first full VCA election,” said Lunn. “The County Election team and community Election Workers managed to implement the new VCA upgrades while executing a smooth, secure election for all the voters. And, for the 41st time in a row, we have completed the election results certification ahead of schedule.”

For additional information, contact the Elections Division at (805) 654-2664.

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