Update to Unofficial Election Night Results

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Update by edhat staff
November 9, 2019
 

On November 8, 2019, another tally was released that included ballots received up to and including Election Day, November 5, and those received in the mail on November 6 and 7 and postmarked Election Day.

The District 1 race is getting closer with Alejandra Gutierrez pulling ahead of incumbent Jason Dominguez.

District 1 (1999 votes)

  • Alejandra Gutierrez: 939 votes (47.45%)
  • Jason Dominguez: 929 votes (46.94%)
  • Cruzito Herrera Cruz: 97 votes (4.9%)

 

District 2 (4068 votes)

  • Mike Jordan: 1495 votes (36.94%)
  • Brian Campbell: 1118 votes (27.63%)
  • Teri Jory: 753 votes (18.61%)
  • Tavis Boise: 369 votes (9.12%)
  • Luis Esparza: 301 votes (7.44%)

Update by edhat staff
November 6, 2019
 

Semi-final elections results are released for the City of Santa Barbara’s 1st and 2nd District City Council seats.

As of Tuesday evening, District 1 is a close race between Jason Dominguez and Alejandra Gutierrez while Mike Jordan pulled ahead with nearly 36% of the vote for District 2.

The total numbers so far according to sbcityvote.com are:

District 1

  • Jason Dominguez: 563 votes (48.12%)
  • Alejandra Gutierrez: 532 votes (45.47%)
  • Cruzito Herrera Cruz: 68 votes (5.81%)

 

District 2

  • Mike Jordan: 935 votes (35.91%)
  • Brian Campbell: 791 votes (30.38%)
  • Teri Jory: 449 votes (17.24%)
  • Tavis Boise: 232 votes (8.91%)
  • Luis Esparza: 189 votes (7.26%)

 

The City of Santa Barbara contracted with the Los Angeles County Elections office to provide the tally and canvas of returned ballots. The ballot tally is taking place in Norwalk at the Los Angeles County offices.

The above tally includes ballots received in the Santa Barbara Post Office and received at City Hall through Monday, November 4. A second tally will take place on Friday and a final tally will take place next week for all ballots postmarked by Election day, including returned ballots missing signatures.


Election Night Tally Results at City Hall and Online

Source: City of Santa Barbara
November 3, 2019

The City of Santa Barbara’s General Municipal Election will be held on November 5, 2019. This is a vote by mail election only. Voters may mail their ballot, or drop the ballot off at designated ballot drop off centers. The centers are:  City Hall, the Franklin Neighborhood Center (1136 E Montecito St), and Holy Cross Church (1740 Cliff Drive).
 
The City Hall drop off location will be open Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Fridays, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (City Hall is closed every other Friday, but will be open Friday, November 1.) The City Hall drop off location will also be open Saturday, November 2 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. On Friday, November 1; Saturday, November 2; and Election Day, November 5 – ballots can be dropped off with drop off center workers who will be stationed in the City Hall lobby. On all other days, the ballot drop-off box will be located inside the City Clerk’s office.
 
The Franklin Neighborhood Center and Holy Cross Church drop off centers will be open on Election Day only from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The City of Santa Barbara’s General Municipal Election is on November 5, 2019. The Council Chambers at City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, will be open at 8:00 p.m. for the public to come and view tally results, as provided by Los Angeles County Elections office, that evening.

The results will be available on the City’s election website, sbcityvote.com, and at Los Angeles County’s election website, lavote.net.

The City of Santa Barbara has contracted with the Los Angeles County Elections office to provide certain election services. These services include the tally and canvas of returned ballots. Thus, the ballot tally will occur in Norwalk, California at the Los Angeles County offices. Because of the time to transport ballots from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles County, the tally results released on Election Night will not include all ballots received in Santa Barbara on Election Day.

There will be one tally on November 5, between 8:15 and 9:00 p.m. This will include, the City expects, ballots received in the Santa Barbara Post Office and received at City Hall through Monday, November 4. A second tally will then be run the afternoon of Friday, November 8. This second tally will include all of the ballots received at City Hall on Election Day (both from the Post Office and from the Drop-off Centers), as well as those ballots received in the mail on Wednesday, November 6, and have a postmark date of November 5.

Finally, there will be an additional tally the following week covering ballots picked up at the Post Office on Thursday, November 7, and Friday, November 8, but postmarked by Election Day, and including those returned ballots received with missing signatures where the signature is completed by Wednesday, November 13.

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jqb Nov 12, 2019 12:26 PM
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"independent thinker" is a nonsense phrase, especially when asking for more of the same. Jason is smart and has some good ideas, but he's a grandstander who doesn't play well with others. As for new leadership, would you be ok with alien reptiles, or AI's? Again, just asking for someone "new" is meaningless. And it's because this sort of poorly considered nonsense from so much of the electorate that we end up with so much dysfunctional and corrupt government.

PitMix Nov 12, 2019 12:03 PM
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Maybe you mean Dominguez? That is some solid support when you don't even know how to spell the name of your preferred candidate. At least you will get a chance to spell it right when you vote for him for State Assembly.

a-1573983020 Nov 10, 2019 04:52 PM
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Has anyone put their concerns in writing and shared with SB City Council and SB City Hall/Clerk? Care to share your statement?

aragorn Nov 10, 2019 10:23 AM
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I do hope, by the power of the Greeks Gods, Jason Dominguez, District 1 gets reelected and Brian Campbell gets the City Council Seat for District 2. That would be the best news for all of us here in the City of SB.

bigone Nov 10, 2019 09:38 AM
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Both our son and are daughter, who are registered with the same voter address as my wife and I, never received ballots. I am starting to think another election should be held, especially give the rather close margins so far between the first and second place candidates in both districts. Perhaps a special run-off? I realize that this will cost money, but how else are we going to ensure fairness?

jqb Nov 12, 2019 12:30 PM
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We ensure fairness by accepting the results of the election. Holding another one because it didn't come out the way you want is the height of undemocratic corruption.

PitMix Nov 12, 2019 12:00 PM
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You could have gone to a ballot drop off place and done a provisional ballot. Claiming ignorance of the election after the fact is not a valid argument. Can you really claim you didn't know anything about it, or even what your options might be?

a-1573983020 Nov 10, 2019 07:17 AM
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What a joke this has been. Who’s idea was it to send local ballots all the way to Norwalk to be counted? Waiting for over a week to get results is absurd. There is no reason these ballots couldn’t have been counted by local county volunteers. For gods sake it’s only two districts! And they were all mailed in. People weren’t sitting a polling places until 9pm waiting. Then how were they transported to Norwalk? In those cardboard filing boxes? So many opportunities for corruption... The city will end up having to recount anyway. Good Job SB way to go.

a-1573983020 Nov 10, 2019 10:34 PM
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Rent a room to run in any District. Councilman Bendy White lived in Mintecito. Others live elsewhere too. Check out Maxine Waters.

a-1573983020 Nov 09, 2019 07:33 PM
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We should all read this if we are to argue about district elections. Background and facts are needed: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Voting_Rights_Act

Flicka Nov 09, 2019 01:07 PM
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This vote counting seems incredibly dumb. In the very early 1960s a friend in the Mormon Church asked me to go around to polling places with her for collecting voting results. It was a fundraiser for her church and I think it was a radio station paying them. After the polls closed the workers started counting votes. We would check in, get a tally (so far) and call in to the radio station. After our appointed rounds we'd retrace our route for updates. Guess what? By the morning after the voting they announced all the results. It was a statewide election so a lot more voters than this little one Nov. 5th.

a-1573983020 Nov 09, 2019 12:04 PM
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Can this be anymore rigged? They've counted no more than 1900 votes for Dominguez vs. Guiterez and it's taken 4 days? No. IT takes an hour. And then... Oh but wait we've got more! There are still "provisional ballots" yet to be counted! Imagine that!! And people fall for this sham? What, random boxes are still showing up from the back of car trunks? How are votes not on locked down and signed off and transported ONLY by a reputable 3rd party? There is NO WAY it takes 4 days to count votes. There is NO WAY any vote counting should occur until all votes are accumulated. There is NO WAY it should conveniently be drug out with results being slowly leaked with the, "wait! There's more!" attachment. This is not rocket science. (1) Vote. (2) Collect all votes. (3) Count Votes. (4) Release results. But the PTB make it look difficult, using their "geniuses" to release bogus information contradicting back in a dramatic and confusing way to entertain constituents. It's nuts and EVERYONE should be appalled at such a mockery.

a-1573983020 Nov 10, 2019 11:27 PM
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Call Jason Dominguez and ask him all the questions on this thread. Then get back to us with his answers. Please. Better yet, call City Administrator Paul Casey.

a-1573983020 Nov 10, 2019 10:39 PM
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Take a stand against mail in ballots. Democracy is dependent on integrity and accountability of the system. Cost should not be a factor when every life is impacted by outcome.

a-1573983020 Nov 10, 2019 10:36 PM
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5 locals could count 3000 votes in 3 hours. 1 reads, 1 verifies; 1 records, 1 verifies; 1 Vote Count Supervisor. Results the night of election.

a-1573983020 Nov 09, 2019 03:06 PM
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Right. And then the after effect of BLAME on you for not running down to the county to pick up a provisional ballot. Like it's your fault. So wait, we'll mail you one. But when you don't get one, it's "sorry for not figuring it out and driving down to pick one up". I'm here to tell you it's NOT YOUR FAULT. These precincts are so small we could deliver each ballot by hand. I'm certain (by all these shenanigans that seem to never get solved) there is corruption afoot.

Zenyatta19 Nov 09, 2019 01:13 PM
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12:04 I totally agree with you. I also find it interesting that several people I know in the 1st District , as well as some on this thread, never received their ballots... was the city not in charge of mailing them either? How does a registered voter who has always voted by mail suddenly not receive a ballot? This whole election smells rotten.

aragorn Nov 07, 2019 10:12 AM
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Too bad no one ran against Oscar Gutierrez for District 3, and against Meagan Harmon for District 6 (my District). Two good strong intelligent candidates who really care about the concerns of the community of SB, and would have the intelligent strength to stand up and challenge Murillo's bad decision making on the items on the agendas. Not about Murillo's self interest and they just go along with her like Oscar and Meagan. They are not independent thinkers.

jqb Nov 12, 2019 12:38 PM
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Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders almost always vote the same way. The same is true of Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn. Which are the puppets?

a-1573983020 Nov 06, 2019 07:28 PM
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Looks to me like the odds are in Alejandra's favor; in any event, the idea that anyone with less than 1000 votes can become an elected Councimember is ludicrous; the so-called democratization created by the District elections is a fraud. Shameful.

a-1573983020 Nov 09, 2019 01:25 PM
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PITMIX. You're too right. I used to work at the polls as an elections officer. Whenever people would moan about the low voter turnout, I would nearly always reply, "Do you have any idea how powerful your vote is? All those people who couldn't be bothered to vote-----you're voting for them, too." And when people whine about how their vote doesn't/won't count, I remind them of the Wallace vs. Chamberlin Santa Barbara County Supervisors election in 1992. The outcome was touch and go for months. After a long court battle, Wallace was declared the winner. Wallace won by FOUR VOTES. So . . . don't ever think your vote "doesn't matter."

PitMix Nov 07, 2019 10:54 AM
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Just think, if you do vote, your vote represents about 10 other people. So you are like a super-delegate. If you don't care about your community and are uninformed, I'm okay with you not voting.

bosco Nov 06, 2019 12:25 PM
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I really hope Jason Dominguez keeps the lead. He's the only council member actively speaking to middle class voters and taking on the homeless on the East Side. His stance on proposed homeless housing on Alisos St. is all I needed to hear for him to get my vote.

PitMix Nov 06, 2019 10:09 AM
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All ballots delivered yesterday will not be counted until today at the earliest. All ballots dropped in the mail yesterday might not be counted until Friday. Yesterday's results are very preliminary.

RHS Nov 05, 2019 08:42 AM
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The city's decision to snub the Santa Barbara County Elections department and conduct its own balloting has been proven a bad idea for sure. Sending the ballots to LA County elections will delay the results for days. Had we let SB County do it things would be known within hours. One has the feeling that the snub was the result of personal issues, not good governance.

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