The results of the June 7 presidential primary in San Luis Obispo County have been officially certified.
County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong said all official canvass procedures — including counting vote-by-mail and provisional ballots, balancing voters against precinct rosters and a manual tally of 1 percent of the votes to ensure accuracy — were completed as of Thursday.
Thursday’s announcement did not change the results of any local elections. The final results are posted at www.slovote.com, and a precinct-by-precinct results list will be posted on the same website by July 5, according to a news release.
The canvass found there were 95,236 ballots cast, the most ever for a primary election in San Luis Obispo County. The official voter turnout was 61.1 percent, higher than the statewide turnout of about 46.3 percent.
Gong also said the number of voters choosing to vote by mail was the highest amount ever for a local primary election: 69,128 voted by mail (72.6 percent of voters), while 26,108 voted at the polls (27.4 percent of voters).
Statewide election results are not yet certified. Each county has until July 8 to report their certified results to the California Secretary of State.