Joe Paul Gonzalez. Photo provided by the San Benito County Elections Office.

Government / Politics

About the Nov. 3 Presidential General Election

San Benito County Auditor-Recorder-Clerk Joe Paul Gonzalez writes that nothing will stop democracy in America, not raging fires, not even a global COVID-19 pandemic.

Volunteers counting ballots on Nov. 6, 2018 while observers await for result updates. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Final election results headed to Supes for approval

Expected to be adopted at Dec. 11 meeting.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Government / Politics

Election 2018 Roundup

A compilation of coverage of San Benito County political races and ballot measures.


Government / Politics

San Benito County gets mentioned on ‘Scandal’

Hit TV show says California was too close to call, and San Benito County's voting results would help finalize the presidential election


Business / Economy

Questions sought for May 12 Election Forum

Candidates will address issues important to San Benito County voters, so BenitoLink readers are encouraged to submit questions by email

Ballots for primary presidential and senatorial elections.

Government / Politics

Register for a Political Party to Vote for President, U.S. Senators

Packets available to register for June primaries

Government / Politics

Gavilan College seeks public input on proposed redrawn trustee boundaries

College officials to hold a meeting in Hollister on Aug. 1 to get feedback on proposed maps for new trustee areas

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Government / Politics

Election results reaching finality

San Benito County voter turnout exceeds 51 percent in recent general election

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Government / Politics

COMMENTARY: Should pre-vote data releases be permitted?

Official data releases can skew voter response

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Government / Politics

Vote-by-mail ballots to arrive within the week

Early voting started Monday; weekend voting available Nov. 1 and 2


Government / Politics

Signing a petition is like voting: think first

Too many people will sign anything, even with limited information

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Government / Politics

Baler Bond passing, Muenzer/Gomez likely heading for runoff

24 percent turnout; next update Friday at 5 p.m.