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March 8 Shasta County Election Update: 18,000+ Uncounted Ballots

The Shasta County Elections Department released its latest vote report at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8, along with the following statement from Joanna Francescut, Assistant Shasta County Clerk and Registrar of Voters:

Date: March 8, 2024

“Joanna Francescut, Assistant Shasta County Clerk and Registrar of Voters wishes to inform the public and the media the results were updated at 4:30 pm on our website. We will release additional updates on Tuesday March 12th, and Friday March 15th.

Next week, we will continue our Canvass process to ensure we have counted every eligible ballot. Additionally, we will complete our post-election voting system testing that confirms your vote was accurately counted. That process and the 1% Manual Tally will begin at 1pm on March 12th.

It is important to note that we received most of our vote by mail ballots on March 4th and March 5th. We must follow laws to verify the signature on each vote by mail envelope before we can count those ballots. We thank the public for their understanding and patience as we work hard to complete this process.

The approximate number of vote by mail ballots received on March 4th is 5723 and on March 5th is 19,955.

This report is an estimated count of unprocessed ballots that we have in our office. It is just that, an estimate. We are still processing these ballots, including verifying the signature and the eligibility of the voter. There may be ballots added to this count or removed as necessary, as we receive valid post marked ballots from the post office through March 12, 2024.

Voters who receive challenge letters regarding a missing signature or a signature match issue must cure their ballot by March 21st. Instructions on how to cure a challenged ballot is included in the challenge letter.

Second Estimated Unprocessed Ballot Report

Vote By Mail: 17682
Provisional: 176
CVR Provisional: 120
*Other: 278
(*Includes unprocessed ballots that are damaged, need to be remade, or require further review)

Total Unprocessed: 18256

We have been alerted that there may be some confusion about language on our website that states ‘100% of precincts reporting.’ This refers specifically to ballots cast at the polling place on Election Day only. It allows voters and the public generally to track the progress and return of precinct ballots on election night. As stated above, there are many ballots left to add into the count in the coming weeks.”

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District 1 Recall Kevin Crye: March 6 and March 8 vote comparison

March 8 Yes Recall Crye update reported 2,080 votes/53.13 percent.
The March 8 No Recall Crye update reported 1,835 votes/46.87 percent.

District 1 Supervisor Kevin Crye.

The March 6 Yes Recall Kevin Crye update reported 3,585 votes/51.84 percent.
The March 6 No Recall Kevin Crye update reported 3,330 votes/48.16 percent.

District 2 Shasta County Supervisor March 6 & March 8 comparisons

March 6 Shasta County District 2 vote update:
Allen Long – 2,256 votes/55.21 percent
Dan Sloan – 649 votes/15.88 percent
Laura Hobbs – 689 votes/16.86 percent
Susanne Baremore – 492 votes/12.04 percent

March 8 Shasta County District 2 vote update:
Allen Long – 3,739 votes/52.89 percent
Dan Sloan – 1,168 votes/16.52 percent
Laura Hobbs – 1,261 votes/17.84 percent
Susanne Baremore – 902 votes/12.76 percent

District 3 Shasta County Supervisor March 6 & March 8 comparisons

March 6 Shasta County District 3 vote update:
Win Carpenter – 1,282 votes/27.72 percent
Mary Rickert – 2,034 votes/43.99 percent
Corkey Harmon – 1,308 votes/28.29 percent

March 8 Shasta County District 3 vote update:
Win Carpenter – 1,984 votes/27.30 percent
Mary Rickert – 3,152 votes/43.37 percent
Corkey Harmon – 2,132 votes/29.33 percent

Shasta County District 4 March 6 & March 8 comparisons

March 6 Shasta County District 3 vote update:
Patrick Jones – 1,670/39.41 percent
Matt Plummer – 2,567 votes/60.59 percent

March 8 Shasta County District 3 vote update:
Patrick Jones – 2,574 votes/39.58 percent
Matt Plummer – 3,930 votes/60.42 percent

Key Shasta County races

Below are screen grabs of the March 8 updated key race results in District 1, District 2, District 3, District 4 and for Measures C and D.

Joanna Francescut, Assistant County Clerk/Registrar of Voters held a press release at 1:30 p.m. on Fri., March 8, 2024.

Click here to check recurring Shasta County election result updates, as well as those on March 12 and March 15.

Stay tuned for more in-depth election coverage.

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Doni Chamberlain

Independent online journalist Doni Chamberlain founded A News Cafe in 2007 with her son, Joe Domke. Chamberlain holds a Bachelor's Degree in journalism from CSU, Chico. She's an award-winning newspaper opinion columnist, feature and food writer recognized by the Associated Press, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and E.W. Scripps. She's been featured and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Washington Post, L.A. Times, Slate, Bloomberg News and on CNN, KQED and KPFA. She lives in Redding, California.

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