2020 Election Coverage


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Welcome to KAZU's Election Coverage and Resource Page. Here you’ll find election results, helpful links and stories. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

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Monterey | Santa Cruz | San Benito California

Central Coast Local November 2020 Election Results


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Monterey County Elections website
Phone: 831-796-1499
Email: elections@co.monterey.ca.us



Santa Cruz County Elections Department website 
Phone: 831-454-2060 
Email: info@votescount.com



San Benito County Elections
Phone: 831-636-4016
Email: SBCVote@cosb.us



  • November 3: Last day to vote!
  • November 29: Deadline to cure a missing or non-comparing signature.
  • December 1: Deadline to certify presidential contest.


Local Super Tuesday Results Certified

Mar 3, 2020
Michelle Loxton

Updated: 04/03/2020 at 11:30am PST


*Santa Cruz County and Monterey County election results have been certified. As a note, jurisdictions who haven't certified their results yet do have until April 24, 2020 to do so, which may affect statewide results.


Over a dozen states held nominating contests on Super Tuesday (March 3, 2020), including California.


Bernie Sanders won California’s Democratic Presidential Primary election, the largest state with the largest delegate haul. He received 35.8% of the vote.



Polls close at 8 p.m.


Michelle Loxton

Congressman Jimmy Panetta was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016. The Congressman is facing his second re-election contest for California’s 20th Congressional District seat. 

Michelle Loxton

Jeff Gorman is the past chair of the Monterey County Republican Party and a small business owner. He is running, for the first time, for the U.S. House of Representatives. He’s vying for the 20th Congressional District seat. The district includes Monterey and San Benito Counties, and parts of Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties.

Michelle Loxton

Local environmental advocate Adam Bolaños Scow is running, for the first time, for California’s 20th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The district includes Monterey and San Benito Counties, and parts of Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties.

Doug McKnight

Monterey and Santa Cruz counties still need 100 poll workers each for the March 3rd California Primary. 

Scott Cohn


Voters in the city of Santa Cruz will decide on March 3 whether to recall City Councilmembers Drew Glover and Chris Krohn, and if so, who should replace them. It marks the first city council recall effort to make it onto the ballot in Santa Cruz in recent memory.

Erika Mahoney

Vote by mail voters should receive their ballots by the end of next week. KAZU’s Erika Mahoney spoke with Gail Pellerin to talk about what voters should know, but might be afraid to ask. Pellerin is the Santa Cruz County clerk and registrar of voters. She’s been serving as the county’s chief elections official for 27 years.

Doug McKnight


On Friday, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg became the first of the 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates to hold a public rally in Monterey.