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Vote Counting Finally Over In Ventura County; Turnout A Record 82%

The vote counting is now officially over in Ventura County, and turnout is reported to be the highest in the county’s history. Just over 363,000 ballots were cast in the county in the November 8th election, with the final voter turnout 82%.

Ventura County Clerk/Recorder/Registrar of Voters Mark Lunn says 60% of the ballots were cast by mail, and 40% at the county’s 366 polling places.

The final count also apparently settles a close school board race in Ventura. Seven candidates sought were up for two Ventura Unified School District seats. Sabrena Rodriguez won one of the seats by a large margin, but the second was too close to call for weeks. The final numbers show Jackie Moran squeezing past Don Wood by less than three tenths of a percent, or around 200 votes.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.