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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Factotum Nov 04, 2019 01:01 PM
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City farmed our elections off to Los Angeles County, which means there is no local vote counting supervision. Why did we allow our city council to do this to us. No, this is not where you "save money". It is the one true function that must come right off the top of the city budget, locally based fair elections.

PitMix Nov 06, 2019 10:13 AM
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County was charging a lot of money for their services, something you would normally care about. Plus during this election KEYT reported County was in the middle of changing their software and couldn't do the job at any price.

Factotum Nov 09, 2019 01:14 PM
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2000 ballots - you count them by hand in town. District elections did not increase voter turn out but opened the door for corrupt special interest manipulation. Reverse district elections - have one election day only - go to the polls, have supervised vote tabulation in public view and stop this special interest take over of our city.

a-1572936268 Nov 04, 2019 10:44 PM
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If you are in District 1 or 2, go to City Hall tomorrow and ask to vote a provisional ballot. If you are not in one of those districts, you don’t get to vote.

a-1572928802 Nov 04, 2019 08:40 PM
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What election? Where are the ballots? Is this some kind of joke? I love how this is posted on Nov. 4 w/ info about Nov. 1 and 2.

a-1572936186 Nov 04, 2019 10:43 PM
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Are you in District 1 or 2? If so, go to City Hall tomorrow and ask to vote a provisional ballot. If you’re not in one of those districts, you don’t get to vote.

a-1572944325 Nov 05, 2019 12:58 AM
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Somebody really goofed up. We're in District 1 and we now have this cool postal notification set up called "Informed Delivery." The daily emails show us images of our mail before the mail arrives and also tells us whether or not we can expect a USPS package. Informed delivery never showed us any ballots forthcoming. We never received ballots and we vote every election.

Factotum Nov 05, 2019 08:01 AM
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The lawsuit mandating city district elections was supposed to increase voter participation. Instead it has materially decreased voter interest over all and created even more alienation between elected officials and those governed by them. Four seats up for election - two districts unopposed so zero interest in two whole districts whose now "elected" officials did not have to meet with voters even once. Two other districts do have a healthy array of choices and voter participation is expected to be reasonable, but due to the numbers of candidates one will be elected by only a votes over. Even though four people now up for election - being voted on by only two districts out of six city wide, can form a new city council voting majority which will impact ALL of us, the rest of us in the city are effectively totally disenfranchised by these newly mandated district elections. District elections server the special interests of the few at the expense to the rest of us. They are wholly undemocratic and unrepresentative for an entity as small as the city of Santa Barbara. But it is now the law in this state, one more piece of power grabbing legislation crammed down by our one party super-majority state. Voters get the government they deserve and this is what a one party state looks like.

RHS Nov 05, 2019 08:45 AM
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To the contrary, the results of district elections has livened up the grass roots participation of people in the districts wherein the elections are occurring. In my district, 2d, we have had more door-to-door and more yard signs and more neighborhood discussions than ever. When we had city wide elections the choices were remote and seen as pretty pro forma. Now they are personal to us. In addition, the issues addressed are very specific to the district instead of vague generalities. I love districts elections.

Factotum Nov 05, 2019 08:57 AM
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Your one winning Mesa candidate will have one vote out of seven. Two other district votes on city council did not even have to campaign anywhere. So your own Mesa vote just got canceled by total voter indifference. Your one contested Mesa candidate vote goes against potentially six other city council members who got their city council vote by very, very few district voters compared to your own heavier turn out Mesa district. Celebrate you one Mesa district vote out of seven, but all you you have a very diluted weak voice in this city's overall governance.

a-1573356383 Nov 09, 2019 07:26 PM
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Factotum, this was "crammed" by a specific small interest group. They may be Democrats but I didn't necessarily support district elections. I know how uninterested most citizens are. The cause for district elections had already been upheld all over CA. I believe SB was right not to fight it and lose (waste of $$). Search "who brought suits in CA for district elections" online. This is a good read: https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-voting-rights-minorities-california-20170409-story.html

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.

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.

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.

a-1573097332 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.

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.

a-1573334726 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."

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-1573329854 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.

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.

a-1573340793 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.

a-1573454196 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-1573454354 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-1573457226 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.

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-1573356796 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

a-1573454063 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.

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