SLO County tallies a small batch of ballots, few changes

June 10, 2022


The San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office tallied 5,749 ballots on Friday, which did not change the leaders in any local races, though their percentages changed slightly.

With almost half the ballots uncounted, it is still too early to call most San Luis Obispo County races. The clerk-recorder’s office has counted 45,526 ballots, while 42,812 remain uncounted.

Local election results as of Friday afternoon:

SLO County District 2 Supervisor

  • Bruce Gibson – 53.19%
  • Bruce Jones – 16.90%
  • Geoff Auslen – 16.61%
  • John Whitworth – 13.30%

SLO County District 3 Supervisor

  • Dawn Ortiz-Legg – 67.73%
  • Stacy Korsgaden – 31.14%
  • Arnold Ruiz – 3.13%

SLO County District 4 Supervisor

  • Jimmy Paulding – 57.91%
  • Lynn Compton – 42.09%

SLO County Clerk Recorder

  • Elaina Cano – 66.88%
  • James Baugh – 18.07%
  • Stew Jenkins – 15.06%

SLO County Superior Court Judge # 12

  • Mike Frye – 66.80%
  • Paul Phillips – 33.20%

Oceano fire tax (2/3 needed to pass)

  • Yes – 58.83%
  • No – 41.17%

County staff plans to continue counting ballots on Tuesday morning. CalCoastNews will provide election updates on Tuesday afternoon.

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They did virtually nothing on Friday and half the ballots are still uncounted? Sounds like they’re waiting for direction from Rita Neal.

Interesting how the shredder in new times was calling for Ortiz-Legg to be less moderate. Me thinks, with 2/3rds the vote, Ortiz-Leggier should remain moderate with a problem solving orientation.

Ortiz-Legg is a political tool. Never had a real job, just PR and Adam Hill’s sycophant.

You’ve got to be kidding me. This is insane. I’ve been voting for 42 years, never missed the right to vote on any election. The last few voting cycles are a joke nationwide. Just as usual, whenever politicians start messing with the something, it goes to sh… We need to return to a simple and more accurate, and accountable voting process. This is wrong for those candidates, and most importantly, we the voters.

Now that they have their paws of ignorance in this whole thing, I don’t see it getting better, but worse. The last few election cycles have proven this. What a ……g joke filled with complete incompetence. There’s no way this should to this long. Period.

Must be using an abacus.

No. That would be too fast…

End vote-by-mail ballots except in rare cases. All voting to be done in person after providing proof of identity and residency. Paper ballots only. County employees, accompanied by citizen volunteers and observers, would tabulate results by hand, non-stop, closely triple checked 5 ways to Sunday, until all ballots are processed. The entire process would be conducted under strict security and video surveillance. Once the initial results are revealed (in a couple days, not several weeks), all ballots would be processed again (maybe by machine) to confirm agreement of results. The current process is a disgrace.

“End vote by mail”

I wonder if you’d feel the same way if you lived in Utah where most elected officials are Republican. Utah is all mail-in ballots.

I’d be fine with going back to the old ways that gave us much more timely and accurate results instead of being relegated to the slowness and uncertainty of a slug…

Oh relax, these races are over. There’s no way that any of the runner-ups will make up enough ground to force a runoff in November. Only Jones or Auslen have even the slightest chance of making up ground, and I doubt that will happen.

Republicans are only upset because they got drubbed and it’s easier to condemn the process than to go back to work and form policies that more people support, as well as beginning to run candidates who are not quite as toxic as individuals like Korsgaden or Whitworth.

No. I think the majority of the people are upset because of the backwards directions we have gone in the voting process. A once simple process is now purposely convoluted with avenues of possible corruption and cheating.

What’s toxic, is the defending or supporting of this incompetence.

Perhaps the San Luis Obispo Clerk-Recorder’s Office can learn a few helpful pointers from county government in Utah on how to count ballots. Better yet, SLO County could contract out the entire ballot tabulation process to Utah. Think how much faster and cheaper that would be!

Sure have a long weekend. See you Tuesday – no rush

Maybe the final count will be available by July, if then…

Every vote needs to be counted!!!