As voting closes later today, Elk Grove residents show scant interest in casting ballots

With only hours left to cast ballots, Elk Grove voters have shown little interest in casting ballots in the California 2022 primary. The voting data have been compiled by Political Data Inc.

Even though all statewide offices and three highly competitive races are presented to them, only 15-percent of Elk Grove's registered voters have submitted ballots as of last evening. Of the votes submitted, 17-percent of Democrats and Republicans have been returned, while only 11-percent of the crucial independent votes have been submitted.  

Three races of interest in Elk Grove are the District 10 California Assembly, District 8 California State Senate, and District 5 Sacramento County Board of Supervisors. All three races have been beset by rancor.

The top three candidates in the California Assembly race are Republican Eric Rigard and Democrats Sacramento City Councilmember Eric Guerra and Elk Grove City Councilmember Stephanie Nguyen. Even though Rigard has raised little money and has had some assistance from the California Republic Party, he is thought to have a chance to finish in second place and advance to the general election.

As of yesterday's vote totals in the District 10 Assembly race, 8,747 Democratic votes are expected to be shared by Guerra, Nguyen, and Rev. Tecoy Porter, and 4,360 Republican votes, the majority of which are expected to be cast for Rigard.

There are 3,291 Independent ballots cast so far in District 10. This group will probably determine the fate of the four top candidates.

As with the District 10 Assembly race, the District 5 Sacramento County Board of Supervisors race has three leading candidates - Democrat Cosumnes Community Services District Director Jaclyn Moreno, Republican Elk Grove City Councilmember Pat Hume, and Independent former Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly. Even though Hume and Moreno started fundraising and campaigning earlier, in the campaign's final three weeks, Ly made up for lost fundraising and campaigning time and has made a solid effort heading toward the finish line.

If no candidate in the District 5 Board of Supervisors races wins over 50-percent of the vote, the top two finishers will advance to the November general election. 

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