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Martinez elections results certified, officials take oaths

Martinez elections results certified, officials take oaths

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez election results have been certified by County Clerk Joseph E Canciamilla,and the three returning incumbents have taken their oaths of office. District 1’s Council race was not in doubt since Lara DeLaney was unopposed and got all 3,090 of the votes cast. Mayor Rob Schroder, with 63.78 percent of the vote, […]

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Most election results final, but Martinez City Council District 4 awaiting audit

| December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Most of Contra Costa County’s Nov. 6 elections results are final and official, said Paul Burgarino, community education and engagement specialist for the county Clerk-Recorder-Elections Department. But Martinez’s District 4 City Council race results remain unofficial, he said. That status won’t change until Thursday, when official results will be posted once the […]

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Couple says they received incorrect ballots at AHS pollsite

Couple says they received incorrect ballots at AHS pollsite

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A couple related to the incumbent District 4 Council member, Debbie McKillop, said they were given the wrong provisional ballots during Tuesday’s election. Now the two are wondering if their votes for McKillop will be counted. McKillop notified election officials, saying that if this wasn’t an isolated incident, it could affect those […]

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Early results favor Schroder, city sales tax, Siguenza, MUSD parcel tax

Early results favor Schroder, city sales tax, Siguenza, MUSD parcel tax

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – As votes continue to arrive at the Contra Costa County Elections Division, Martinez voters are preferring Mayor Rob Schroder to challenger Yazmin Llamas-Morales in Tuesday’s election. The incumbent has received 6,793 votes to Llamas-Morales’s 3,657, giving Schroder a 65 percent of the votes cast. In an undisputed race, Vice Mayor Lara DeLaney […]

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Elections Office updates procedure to avoid ‘multiple voting’

Elections Office updates procedure to avoid ‘multiple voting’

| November 4, 2018 | 2 Comments

Concerned that some voters might be confused whether to vote by mail or in person and try to do both, Contra Costa County Elections Division has updated its procedures for Tuesday’s mid-term election. In a statement issued Wednesday, the Division said California law lets voters who are issued a vote-by-mail ballot to turn it in […]

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Drawing will determine which precincts’ vote will be counted manually

| November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A drawing Wednesday will determine which of the Contra Costa County voting precincts’ ballots cast in Tuesday’s elections will be counted manually, according to an announcement from the Contra Costa County Elections Division. After each election, one percent of all cat ballots are pulled randomly and counted by hand to verify that […]

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Contra Costa County turnout likely good Tuesday

Contra Costa County turnout likely good Tuesday

| November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – If history repeats itself, Contra Costa County should exceed the national percentages for voter turnout in Tuesday’s election. According to the United States Election Project’s numbers, 46.9 percent of national eligible voters did not participate in the 2016 presidential general election, leaving a little more than 53 percent deciding the races. The […]

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Contra Costa hosts drive-thru drop offs for mail ballots

| November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Contra Costa voters will have one more quick and easy way to return their Vote-By-Mail ballots on Election Day. The Contra Costa Elections Division is hosting a drive-thru ballot drop off site outside of its office, located at 555 Escobar Street in Martinez. The drive-thru will be located along northbound Alhambra Avenue, just north of […]

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Letter to the Editor: Keep incumbents in Martinez

Letter to the Editor: Keep incumbents in Martinez

| October 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a former Martinez city council member I know first-hand the difficult task faced by the city and level of perseverance it takes to improve and revitalize your community and how many factors enter into success. Nothing happens overnight. No one person makes success happen. A ‘one and done’ art event does not change the […]

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MUSD school board candidates Q and A

MUSD school board candidates Q and A

| October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Prior to every election, the Martinez News-Gazette asks local candidates a series of questions to inform voters about how those candidates stand on select issues. Below are the responses to five questions submitted to Martinez Unified School District trustee Deidre Siquenza and challenger Craig Lazzeretti. The pair are facing off for the Area 3 seat […]

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