Pictured: In person voting location at the Ventura County Museum at about noon on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Photo by Barry Harrington.
The Ventura County Elections Division will update results on Friday, Nov. 6.
Nov. 3, 10:00 p.m. REPORT:
Ventura County voters cast a majority of votes for the Democratic Presidential candidate with 81,647 more votes for Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris, than for President and Republican candidate Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Nov. 3, 9:04 p.m. REPORT:
Many local races are close, as of now turnout is at 63% of registered voters.
Nov. 3, 8:40 p.m. REPORT:
Ventura City Council: Joe Schroeder (42%) has a tight lead over Nancy Pedersen (39%) for Dist. 7, with Heather May Ellinger in a distant third (12%) and Michael Nolen with just 5% of the votes tallied so far.
In District 3, Mike Johnson has a convincing lead with 2,695 votes (38%) and Aaron Gaston with 1,844 votes. Barbara Brown has 1,684 votes.
District 2 has the tightest race between incumbent Christy Weir with 2,759 (41%) votes and Doug Halter with 2,853 votes (42%). 90% of percents are reporting at this time.
Nov. 3, First Report: 8:14 p.m.:
First returns are in 8:14 p.m. Polls closed in Ventura County at 8 p.m. with people still waiting in line. Anyone who was in line at 8 p.m. on Tuesday night should have been able to vote.
Ballots that were received before Tuesday were processed and tallied when polls closed – those results are posted now.
For County Supervisor Carmen Ramirez has a lead over Tim Flynn, with 70% of precincts reporting, and Measure O for commercial cannabis cultivation looks like it will pass.
In terms of national races it’s important to note that no state ever certifies results the night of an election, in many cases it takes weeks. Military ballots are still coming in. In California, ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3, but can be received up to Nov. 20.
Results will be updated by the Ventura County Clerk – Recorder throughout the night and posted online here: https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CA/Ventura/106266/web.264614/#/summary