All local races finally certified on Nov. 23
Mammoth Lakes Town Council candidate Amanda Rice will fill the third open seat on the council after a multi-week ballot count was certified by the Mono County Elections Office on Nov. 23, beating out her closest competitor, Betsy Truax, by six votes. The two candidates had been running neck and neck for almost three weeks after the election until the final votes were counted and certified last week. The final vote count? Rice received 989 votes to Truax's 983 votes (see below for a link to the updated final 2022 election ballot count).
Rice will join fellow 2022 candidates, new Town Council member Chris Bubser and incumbent John Wentworth, on the dais, with 1,070 votes for Bubser and 1,021 for Wentworth.
The Mammoth Unified School District race was also settled as of last week when the vote was certified, with candidates Marty Thompson and Chelsea Nash edging out six other candidates to take the two open seats on the five-member board.
The Mono County Office of Education's two open seats will be filled by Drea Perry and incumbent Dave Titus, both of which bypassed candidate and incumbent Sue Bouska to sit on the Board of Trustee’s dais.
The total turnout for Mono County at press time was 59.97 percent of all registered voters, or 4,625 ballots cast, which is about double the state’s rate of turnout for this election, and one of the top turnout rates in the state.
• If you have question, contact the Mono County Elections Office at 760-932-5534 or 760-934-5537.