Sonora, CA — An estimated 17-percent of eligible voters in Tuolumne County have already cast their ballot in the June Primary election.
Tuolumne County Clerk and Auditor-Controller Debi Bautista reports a little over 5,000 ballots have been received back to her office. It is 21-percent of all vote-by-mail ballots, and 17-percent of the total electorate. Of note, during the June Primary of 2016 the final voter turnout was around 60-percent.
The two Sonora City Council seats will be determined during the June Primary this coming Tuesday. It is different in the Board of the Supervisor races. If a candidate receives over 50-percent of the vote during the June Primary, he or she is the winner of the seat. However, if no candidate receives above 50-percent, the top-two voter getters move on to the November General Election. District Two has three candidates, incumbent Randy Hanvelt and challengers Ryan Campbell and David Titchenal. District Three has four candidates, Merv Cancio, Anaiah Kirk, Aaron Rasmussen and Laurie Sylwester.
In supervisor district two there are 6,166 registered voters, district three has 6,211 and the City of Sonora has 2,504.
Bautista notes that the election’s office at 2 South Green Street in Sonora will be open today and Friday from 8am-5pm for anyone hoping to vote early. The office will also be open for voting this Saturday from 9am-1pm, Monday from 8am-5pm, and Tuesday from 7am-8pm.