The unofficial results from the Nov. 3 Stanislaus County Consolidated District elections have been reported, with 100 percent of precinct votes being counted. While many Countywide elections took place, Turlock’s sole focus was electing a Director for Division 1 of the Turlock Irrigation District.
The TID election only applied to a portion of Turlock, and some Turlock voters. Many voters in Turlock did not receive an election ballot because there were no races or measures to vote on.
Many elections for Turlock, such as the Board of Directors for the Turlock Unified School District, were decided on prior to election day due to a lack of opposition.
Incumbent TID Director Michael Frantz and his challenger, Tracy Sunde, were the two candidates running for Director of Turlock Irrigation District, Division 1. The race for Director was not close, as Frantz is the incumbent who led the voting and was easily reelected.
According to stanvote.com, as of 12:06 a.m., Michael Frantz received 83.4% of the votes, with 2,548 total. Frantz received 2,053 vote-by-mail votes, 138 Precinct, and 357 Election Day mail votes.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the communities of Turlock, Hughson, Denair and Hickman for the last six years on the TID Board of Directors,” Frantz said. “ I am grateful for the overwhelming support, and look forward to the next four years.”
Tracy Sunde received a total of 494 votes, 16.17% of the total votes. Sunde’s vote-by mail total was 394, with 10 Precinct, and 90 Election Day mail votes.
There were also 13 write-in votes, adding up to 0.43 percent. Eleven of those write-in votes came vote-by-mail and two were Election Day mail votes.
Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder & Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan updated the public in a press release, stating that 23,258 ballots for the Consolidated District Election had been counted. Eleven of the 113 Stanislaus polling sites had less than ten voters cast ballots, with one polling site having cast just two ballots.
Lundrigan said this continues the trend of voters to select the option to mail their ballots instead of going to the polls.
Nearly 14,500 ballots have yet to be counted. The Elections Office received over 14,000 timely vote-by-mail ballots also remaining to be processed. Almost 500 provisional ballots and over 100 miscellaneous ballots also require examination from the Elections Office.