San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong certified the results of the Nov. 6, 2018 election on Friday.
County officials say it was a record-setting election with 172,544 registered voters and the highest percentage of voter participation during a gubernatorial general election at 74 percent. There was also a record-setting number of vote-by-mail ballots sent to voters – 130,848.
More than 97,000 people chose to vote by mail in San Luis Obispo County compared to the more than 31,000 who voted at the polls.
County officials say several ballots were not counted for a variety of reasons, including vote-by-mail or provisional ballots with signatures that didn’t compare, provisional ballots that were cast by people who were not registered to vote or which were placed into the ballot box at polls, and two ballots cast by voters at a precinct in Arroyo Grande that was issued incorrect ballots. The Clerk-Recorder’s Office says those votes in Arroyo Grande were transferred onto the correct ballot type.
Click here to see the complete results of the election in San Luis Obispo County.
Santa Barbara County expects to have its election results certified by next Thursday.