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Live Election Results: Santa Barbara Votes in California’s 2018 Primary

Here Are the Latest Election-Night Results and Reactions


[Update: June 6, 2:01 p.m.] All county and state precincts have reported results in the June 5 California Primary. Updated results are available below. For a complete analysis of the results, click here.

[Update: June 6, 10:50 a.m.] Final counts in the contests for the 37th Assembly District and the 24th Congressional District are in this morning. They show healthy leads for incumbents Monique Limón and Salud Carbajal, who will be joined by David L. Norrdin and Justin Fareed in their respective races leading up to the November 6 midterm. With almost all precincts reporting statewide, near-final results in the primaries for governor, state attorney general, U.S. Senate, and propositions 68, 69, 70, 71, and 72 are available below.

[Update: 11:45 p.m.] With 100% of precincts reporting across the county, Sheriff Bill Brown has won re-election. Measure T has passed with nearly 76% voting “Yes,” and Betsy Schaffer has won the race for auditor-controller. Find the final results in these and other local races below.

Ballots in California’s statewide races continue to be counted. Find the latest results in those contests here.

[Update: 11:23 p.m.] Across the county, 80% of precincts have tallied their votes and given that sum, we’re expecting Bill Brown to be re-elected as sheriff-coroner, Betsy Shaffer to become the county’s auditor-controller, and an overwhelming “Yes” on Measure T. With 64% of precincts reporting in the race for the state’s 37th District, Monique Limón will likely maintain her lead with more than 83% of the vote. The three-way showdown for the U.S. House of Representatives’ 24th Congressional District will likely narrow to a November face-off between Salud Carbajal and Justin Fareed with 67% of precincts reporting their numbers.

[Update: 10:50 p.m.] With vote-by-mail ballots counted and all District 3 precincts reporting, Oscar Gutierrez has bested Michael Vidal, Elizabeth Hunter, and Kenneth Rivas with 52.9% of the vote. Nearly 62% of county precincts have reported, leaving more ballots to be counted in the races for sheriff, auditor-controller, and Measure T. In Isla Vista, Measure R has passed by a landslide with over 82% of I.V. residents voting for the measure.

[Update: 9:26 p.m.] With county vote-by-mail ballots counted and results announced, we’re waiting for individual precincts to begin reporting their numbers. Click here to refresh this page and view the latest results.

[Update: 8:44 p.m.] We’re expecting county results at any minute. The first rounds of results are coming in from the Secretary of State’s office and can be found below.

City of Santa Barbara District 3

FINAL: As of 10:30 p.m., 5 out of 5 (100%) of precincts reporting and 639 vote-by-mail ballots counted

Oscar Gutierrez: 538, 52.90%
Michael Vidal: 369, 36.28
Elizabeth Hunter: 67, 6.59%
Kenneth Rivas: 37, 3.64%

Santa Barbara County Sheriff-Coroner

FINAL: As of 11:35 p.m., 196 out of 196 (100%) precincts reporting and 35,159 vote-by-mail ballots counted

Bill Brown: 28405, 54.01%
Brian Olmstead: 16626, 31.61%
Eddie Hsueh: 7465, 14.19%

Santa Barbara County Auditor-Controller

FINAL: As of 11:35 p.m., 196 out of 196 (100%) precincts reporting and 32,520 vote-by-mail ballots counted

Betsy Schaffer: 27883, 57.34%
Jennifer Christensen: 20577, 42.31%

Measure T, Cannabis Tax

FINAL: As of 11:35 p.m., 196 out of 196 (100%) precincts reporting and 35,946 vote-by-mail ballots counted

Yes: 41095, 75.73%
No: 13170, 24.27%

Measure R, Isla Vista Community Services District Tax

FINAL: As of 10:30 p.m., 10 out of 10 (100%) of precincts reporting and 142 vote-by-mail ballots counted

Yes: 638, 82.75%
No: 133, 17.25%

State Assembly 37th District

FINAL: 100.0% ( 372 of 372 ) precincts partially reporting as of June 6, 2018, 9:07 a.m.

S. Monique Limón (Dem) 42,295, 83.1%
David L. Norrdin (Dem) 5,111, 10.0%
Sofia Collin (Dem) 3,465, 6.8%

U.S. Representative, 24th Congressional District

FINAL: 100.0% ( 366 of 366 ) precincts partially reporting as of June 6, 2018, 9:07 a.m.

Salud Carbajal (Dem) 58,730, 52.6%
Justin Fareed (Rep) 41,254, 36.9%
Michael Erin Woody (Rep) 11,726, 10.5%

United States Senate

FINAL: 100.0% ( 21,487 of 21,487 ) precincts partially reporting as of June 6, 2018, 11:38 a.m. (top 5 vote-getters listed)

Dianne Feinstein (Dem) 1,702,445, 43.8%
Kevin De Leon (Dem) 438,352 11.3%
James P Bradley (Rep) 341,576, 8.8%
Arun K. Bhumitra (Rep) 206,902 5.3%
Paul A Taylor (Rep) 198,402, 5.1%

Governor of California

FINAL: 100.0% ( 21,487 of 21,487 ) precincts partially reporting as of June 6, 2018, 11:38 a.m. (top 5 vote-getters listed)

Gavin Newsom (D) 1,344,128, 33.3%
John H. Cox (R) 1.057,066, 26.2%
Antonio Villaraigosa (D) 543,179, 13.5%
Travis Allen (R) 391327, 9.7%
John Chiang (D) 361,753, 9%

State Attorney General

FINAL: 100.0% ( 21,487 of 21,487 ) precincts partially reporting as of June 6, 2018, 11:38 a.m.

Xavier Becerra (Dem) 1,743,601, 45.3%
Steven C Bailey (Rep) 973,285, 25.3%
Eric Early (Rep) 571,418, 14.8%
Dave Jones (Dem) 560,068, 14.6%

Proposition 68: Parks and Water Protection Bond

FINAL: ( 100.0% ) 21,487 of 21,487 precincts partiallyreporting as of June 6, 2018, 11:38 a.m.

Yes: 2,164,920, 56.0%
No: 1,699,842, 44.0%

Proposition 69: Locks Gas-Tax Increases into Transportation Projects

FINAL: ( 100.0% ) 21,487 of 21,487 precincts partiallyreporting as of June 6, 2018, 11:38 a.m.

Yes: 3,112,741, 80.4%
No: 759,861, 19.6%

Proposition 70: Cap-and-Trade Spending Restrictions

FINAL: ( 100.0% ) 21,487 of 21,487 precincts partiallyreporting as of June 6, 2018, 11:38 a.m.

No: 2,368,822, 63.6%
Yes: 1,354,365, 36.4%

Proposition 71: Extends Date New Ballot Initiatives Take Effect by Six Weeks

FINAL: ( 100.0% ) 21,487 of 21,487 precincts partiallyreporting as of June 6, 2018, 11:38 a.m.

Yes: 2,881,510, 76.8%
No: 870,962, 23.2%

Proposition 72: Exempts Rainwater-Capture Systems from Property Taxes

FINAL: ( 100.0% ) 21,487 of 21,487 precincts partiallyreporting as of June 6, 2018, 11:38 a.m.

Yes: 3,173,230, 83.3%
No: 637,874, 16.7%

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