As the polls remain open for just minutes, TurlockCityNews.com has concluded our exit polls and tallied the results.
In total, 105 Turlock voters took the exit poll to say who they voted for in the Turlock Mayoral and City Council races, as well as if they approved Measure B, the half-cent sales tax with revenues dedicated to Turlock roads.
While the results are not scientific, they give a small preview of how the races are shaping up prior to the Stanislaus County Voter’s Office releasing results after 8 p.m. The officials results will be updated on TurlockCityNews.com.
According to the exit polls, Mayoral candidate Gary Soiseth has a sizable lead over his opponent Mike Brem; Soiseth received 59.8 percent of the votes in the exit polls, with Brem receiving 40.2 percent.
The City Council is much tighter however. Matthew Jacob leads the race, according to the exit polls, with 28.4 percent of the vote. Incumbents Bill DeHart and Forrest White are close behind with 24.9 percent and 23.7 percent respectively. Donald Babadalir received 12.4 percent of the vote, with Sergio Alvarado receiving 10.6 percent to round out the race.
The top-two vote-getters will win the two open Council seats.
Measure B, which needs two-thirds approval, or 66.7 percent, to pass received 57 yes votes of the total 98 casted, for 58.2 percent.
Last minute voters can still get cast their vote if they hurry, but polls close at 8 p.m. Vote-by-mail ballots must be turned in to any polling place at this point. To find your polling place click here.
The exit polls conducted by TurlockCityNews.com are not scientific, nor official, and results will begin to roll in shortly after polls close at 8 p.m.
Stay tuned to TurlockCityNews.com as we will update results throughout the night.
Results from the exit polls can be found below:
Mayor of Turlock
Mike Brem: 41 votes 40.2 percent
Gary Soiseth: 61 votes 59.8 percent
Sergio Alvarado: 18 votes 10.6 percent
Donald Babadalir: 21 votes 12.4 percent
Bill DeHart: 42 votes 24.9 percent
Matthew Jacob: 48 votes 28.4 percent
Forrest White: 40 votes 23.7 percent
Yes: 57 votes 58.2 percent
No: 41 votes 41.8 percent