The votes are in. Kind of. As of Thursday, Nov. 10, 2,864 votes have been cast in Mono County, and approximately 1,150 remain to be counted.
Mono County’s expected voter turnout for 2022: 52%. That’s about 35% lower than 2020 turnout (87.09%), 22% lower than 2018 turnout (74.27%), and 32% lower than 2016 turnout (84.41%).
The Registrar of Voters will certify election results on November 23rd.
With 71% of the votes in for Mono County, here’s where things stand.
With three seats open on Mammoth’s Town Council, Chris Bubser leads the race with 689 votes. Trailing her by 39 votes is Incumbent John Wentworth, who told The Sheet that voters like the new, shiny thing – he didn’t seem too upset to see himself in second. With 637 votes, Amanda Rice trails Wentworth, and, in fourth place with 622 votes, Betsy Truax hopes that many of the remaining 1,150 ballots have her name bubbled.
The two spots available on MUSD’s Board look like they’re going to frontrunner Marty Thompson, with nearly 19% of the vote, and Chelsea Nash, who’s sitting at a nice 16.73%.
As of November 8th at 11:16 p.m., Inyo County had processed 3,984 votes. Clerk-Recorder Danielle Sexton said 3,574 remain in the queue.
2,433 are expected to be added to the latest tally Thursday afternoon. Visit elections.inyocounty.us
With a little over half the ballots counted, one of the tightest races is for Inyo County Sheriff, pitting Stephanie Rennie against Acting Sheriff Eric Pritchard. Rennie leads by 127 votes. Underscoring this is a total of 267 undervotes for Sheriff – 267 people decided to abstain from voting for Sheriff when filling out their ballot.
The race for California Governor, by contrast, had 50 undervotes thus far in Inyo County.
For the exact numbers as they stand today, visit page 5.