Government / Politics

Primary election day is today

Measure P, Board of Supervisors District 1, Congressional and state assembly races are on the ballot, along with the presidential primary

San Benito County voters will have their say in who will represent them as they go to the polls — or, in many cases, await the results because they have already voted by mail — in the primary election on Tuesday. Voters will be selecting a new member of the county Board of Supervisors along with Congressional and Assembly representatives. Voters will also say whether they support Measure P, a half-cent sales tax that would help fund local roadway improvements.

Polls close at 8 p.m. and results will be available online once they are made available by the county clerk-auditor-recorder's office. Check back with BenitoLink this evening and in the coming days for results and reactions.

There are 25,646 voters registered in San Benito County in 39 precincts. Of those, 12,138 are registered as Democrats, 7,524 as Republicans, 4,911 are non-partisan, and the other 1,000 or so are split among the American Independent, Green, Libertarian and Peace and Freedom parties.

Voters who need information on where their polling place is can call (831) 636-4016 or check



BenitoLink Staff