With thousands of ballots still being counted, election results are not final, in most races. Ballots mailed by June 7 and received by June 14 will be counted, along with provisional ballots that were filled out on election day.
Candidates that received more than 50% of the votes in this election will serve the city or county for the next four years, whereas those who did not take the lead with more than half the votes will have to face off with their runner up in November runoff elections.
Here’s what we know so far about the election results in Fresno and Madera County:
- Record low levels of voters showed up – about 19% of registered voters in Fresno County, and about 23% in Madera County, according to county registrar data. This is not final, as ballots are still being counted.
- Incumbents won across the board.
Fresno City Council
- District 1: it looks like Annalisa Perea may have won outright, with over 58% of the vote so far. Perea has declared victory.
- District 3: Incumbent Miguel Arias sailed to victory, with 61% of the total votes cast, so far.
- District 5: Incumbent Luis Chavez had a closer race, but pulled off 55% of the total vote, over challenger Brandon Vang.
- District 7: Incumbent and current City Council President Nelson Esparza also sailed to victory, with over 66% of the total vote to date.
Fresno County Board of Supervisors
- District 1: Incumbent Brian Pacheco ran unopposed and won his next term.
- District 4: Incumbent Buddy Mendes has narrowly escaped a runoff in November, with 52% of the total votes cast so far. In second place, Jose Ramirez has 25%. This outcome could change, if Mendes’ lead drops to below 50%, but it’s unlikely.
Madera County Board of Supervisors
- District 1: So far, it looks like Andy Wheeler and Jordan Wamhoff will face each other again in November to represent the greater Madera Ranchos, with 35% and 34% of the vote, respectively.
- District 2: Incumbent David Rogers has narrowly pulled off a victory, with 52% of the total votes cast so far. Challenger Tim Farrell comes in second, with 26%.
- District 5: Bobby Macaulay and Mark Reed will likely face off again in November, with 46% and 40% of the total vote, respectively.
This story was updated on June 11 and will continue to be updated as new information is available.