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2024 Primary Election updates and results

America Votes 2024
Posted at 10:20 AM, Mar 05, 2024

Wednesday updates below this line

6:34 AM: Check out the Kern Vote website to get a full list of the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election in Kern County.

4:37 AM: Numbers have been updated for Prop 1 - Bonds for Mental Health Treatment Facilities (per Secretary of State)
- Yes 50.2%
- No 49.8%

1:50 AM: Numbers have been updated in the Kern County races, here is a breakdown:

Supervisor District 1
- Phillip Peters 59.07%
- David J Fluhart 27.40%
- Mary Little 13.53%

Supervisor District 4
- David Couch 52.62%
- Veronica Cruz Vasquez 17.70%
- Alex Garcia - 16.69%
- Salvador Solorio-Ruiz 13.00%

Supervisor District 5
- Leticia Perez 47.61%
- Kimberly R. Salas 20.21%
- Darren Amos 19.47%
- David Abbasi 12.71%

Bakersfield Mayor
- Karen Goh 82.26%
- Gregory Tatum 17.74%

California City Parcel Tax
- Yes 41.98%
- No 58.02%

Tuesday updates below this line

10:06 PM: Votes are still being counted for tonight's Primary Election. Veronica Morley was inside elections headquarters for Kern County.

9:12 PM: Decision Desk HQ is projecting Republican David Valadao and Democrat Rudy Salas will advance to the November general election for the California’s 22nd Congressional District.

9:03 PM: Republican Steve Garvey is projected to advance to the November general election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the late Dianne Feinstein.

8:48 PM: Decision Desk HQ is projecting Democrat Adam Schiff will advance to the November general election for California Senate.

8:40 PM: Decision Desk HQ is projecting President Joe Biden as the winner of the Democratic nomination. Former President Donald Trump has been projected as the winner of the Republican nomination. Republicans award 169 delegates, Democrats award 424 delegates in CA. Follow the latest numbers for election results here.

8:30 PM: Numbers are starting to be reported for tonight’s Primary Election. Check out the latest results here

8:00 PM: Local polling sites are now closed, but you can still vote if you are in line. Make sure to follow the latest on elections results hereand watch 23ABC News at 11 p.m. for live results.

7:35 PM: The Kern County Elections Office has several livestream cameras, including one in the ballot-holding areas. You can watch the cameras here.

7:11 PM: Polling closes in just under an hour, at 8 p.m., but remember, if you are in line at 8 p.m. you can still vote. Your neighborhood reporter Veronica Morley has an update.

Elections night underway

6:40 PM: With under two hours left to vote, some young voters are celebrating participating in their first election today. Ava Kershner talked to 18-year-old voters in your neighborhood.

5:15 PM: To make sure your vote is counted, you can track your ballot here.

3:40 PM: As a reminder, local polling sites will close at 8 p.m. You can track results of the primary election nationwide, by clicking here.

6 AM:

Good Morning! It’s Election Day in our neighborhoods.

Polls open at 7 AM, and close at 8 PM

For a list of polling locations in Kern County, click here

A few reminders when going to vote:

  • Must be 18-years-old or older on Election Day
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and resident of California
  • Not currently serving a state or federal prison for the conviction of a felony
  • Vote by mail ballots must be delivered no later than 8 PM on Election Day

If you have more questions about voting in a Primary Election visit the Secretary of State's web page

If you have more questions on the Kern County election visit

To fill out a voter complaint form click this link

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