Election are now certified. The official results are posted at www.MontereyCountyElections.us
“This election showed voter participation at 73.80% compared to 75.11% in the November 2012 Presidential General and 82.95% in the November 2008 Presidential General.” said Monterey County Registrar of Voters, Claudio Valenzuela. “Preparations for any election are rigorous and demanding, regardless of turnout. Preparations for this election began more than 6 months prior to the actual Election Day. This Presidential election attracted a large group of new voters. Our current voter registration is at 185,786, this is 11,110 additional voters than the voters we had only six months ago, a new record for Monterey County. This was also the first time since the change of voting system in 2005, that the ballot consisted of 3 cards, to accommodate the 24 local measures and 17 state propositions”.
“I would like to thank our more than 1,000 poll workers, temporary employees and the owners of the facilities that served as polling places for providing an invaluable service to our community”, added Registrar Valenzuela.
Monterey County Elections employees will have only a short time to catch their breath, as they have been working simultaneously in a recall election for the city of Greenfield that will take place on January 24, 2017.