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Current count from the MONTEREY COUNTY ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT HERE shows updated results as of 5pm on 11/11/22.* It reflects the ballots received in advance of 11/8/22, some arriving by mail between then and now, and a portion of the ballots cast on Election Day itself.**  Next report will be Wednesday, 11/17/22 by 5pm. Ballots received via US mail up to 7 days after 11/8 will be counted. Conditional (registered late) and Provisional (lost/replacement) ballots are processed when they are verified. There will also be ballots dropped at CA polling stations outside of Monterey County. Each county must report final official results to the Secretary of State by December 9, 2022. 


*Note: The figures on the MCED report for races that extend beyond Monterey County’s borders are the number of votes cast within this county only. See the CA SoS’s Office report for the counts reflecting all counties where people voted in those races.

**Note: The MCED explains the types, reasons, and number of UNPROCESSED BALLOTS here. The report does not indicate which specific areas of the county are represented by those ballots.


Tina Nieto wins a decisive victory as the next Monterey County sheriff.

Sara Rubin – Monterey County Weekly

Tina Nieto election night

Tina Nieto celebrates with supporters on election night at Mo’s River Road Grill.



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