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It was a good day to be an incumbent on Tuesday. In three heated Stanislaus County races, incumbents came out on top this Election Day. With 100 percent of Stanislaus County precincts reporting, District Attorney Birgit Fladager, Sheriff-Coroner Adam Christianson, and Assessor Don Gaekle all look to retain their seats by large margins in unofficial results released Tuesday evening.
Just minutes after the 8 p.m. close of polls, initial results have become available for the 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election. This first wave of results includes only vote-by-mail ballots received prior to today. Updates will follow throughout the night as more ballots are counted.
Election Day is proving to be slow-moving for Turlock voters today, according to workers at the Cornerstone Covenant Church polling place. Pollworkers agreed it had been a "boring" day, with just over 60 ballots turned in at the church on the corner of Crowell Road at Christoffersen Parkway as of approximately 1:30 p.m.
If you’re headed to the polls, don’t expect to see State Sen. Anthony Cannella’s name on the ballot. In less than six months time, Cannella (R-Ceres) will no longer represent Turlock. Yes, Cannella is seeking re-election. But his 12th District has been redrawn; Turlock will soon depart the 12th State Sen. district which includes Merced, Madera, Salinas, and Ceres.
After months of campaigning, the California Gubernatorial Primary Election is tomorrow, June 3. Time is already running out for vote-by-mail voters, whose ballots must be reach the Clerk-Recorder’s office by 8 p.m. tomorrow. “In this primary election, voters are now allowed to vote for any candidate regardless of that candidate's political party,” explained Stanislaus County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan. “To be counted, your vote by mail ballot must reach our office by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, June 3, 2014. Post marks do not count.”
Two propositions are on the Stanislaus County ballot for the June 3 election: Proposition 41, concerning the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2014, and Proposition 42, concerning public records, open meetings, and state reimbursement to local agencies. Proposition 41 is a legislative bond act requiring majority approval; Proposition 42 is a legislative constitutional amendmendment also requiring majority approval.
Stanislaus County’s June 3 ballot will hold a primary contest for District 12’s state senator with two candidates: Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) and Shawn K. Bagley (D-Salinas). Both Bagley and Cannella will proceed to the November election because they are each the only candidates representing their respective parties.