Election 2022: Results
Updated 5 a.m. Nov. 9
Polls closed at 8 p.m.
At the third round of ballot counts at 3:39 a.m., 29,210 ballots have been counted and preliminary results are below.
There are still roughly a 100 ballots to be counted, including military ballots, provisional ballots and those lacking a signature or with a signature that doesn’t match the one on file.
Those who didn’t sign their ballot or their signature didn’t match the one on file have until 5 p.m. Nov. 9 to come in and sign their ballot or address the non-matching signature.
Provisional ballots are those issued when a person has moved within the state and cannot be counted until after 3 p.m. Nov. 14 and require working statewide to ensure a person didn’t cast ballots in two counties, according to Cascade County elections officials.
About two weeks after the election, the county will conduct a canvas to certify the results.
There’s a few races that are very close in the preliminary results and once the remaining ballots are counted, may trigger an automatic recount or the threshold within which a candidate can request a recount at their own expense.
Under state law, a recount must be conducted if “a candidate for a precinct office or for a county, municipal, or district office voted for in only one county, other than a legislator or a judge of the district court, is defeated by a margin not exceeding 1/4 of 1 percent of the total votes cast or by a margin not exceeding 10 votes, whichever is greater, and the defeated candidate, within 5 days after the official canvass, files with the election administrator a verified petition stating that the candidate believes that a recount will change the result and that a recount of the votes for the office or nomination should be conducted.”
A candidate can request a recount at their expense if they are defeated by a margin exceeding 1/4 of 1 percent but not exceeding 1/2 of 1 percent of the total votes cast for all candidates for the same position,” within five days of the canvas.
With the preliminary counts, a number of incumbents have been ousted and the county public safety levy has been approved.
Voters approved local option taxes for marijuana sales county-wide and city voters opted to legalize marijuana business operations within the city limits.
County Commissioner District 3
Don Ryan (D)*: 12,652
Rae Grulkowski (R): 15,727
County Commissioner District 1
Joe Briggs (R)*: 20,809
Jesse Slaughter (R)*: 21,931
Josh Racki (D)*: 18,439
County Clerk and Recorder
Rina Fontana Moore (D)*: 14,225
Sandra Merchant (R): 14,245
Justice of the Peace Dept. 1
Eric Bailey: 13,253
Dave Phillips*: 9,074
Justice of the Peace Dept. 2
Shall Steve Fagenstrom be retained?
Gerald Boland (D)*: 18.166
County Treasurer/Superintendent of Schools
Diana Heikkila (D)*: 21,875
District Court Judge (nonpartisan)
David Grubich: 15,260
Michele Levine: 10,717
Bill D’Alton: 5,096
Jim Rice: 19,507
James Brown: 12,318
Ingrid Gustafson: 14,860
Public Service Commissioner District 1
Randy Pinocci (R): 20,555
U.S. Representative 2nd Congressional District
Gary Buchanan (I): 6,382
Sam Rankin (L): 404
Penny Ronning (D): 6,572
Matt Rosendale (R): 15,553
County local option tax for medical marijuana
County local option tax for recreational marijuana
County public safety levy
Should marijuana business operations remain prohibited in the city limits?
Should the code be amended related to municipal judges?
State Senator District 11
Daniel Emrich (R): 3,662
Tom Jacobson (D): 3,259
State Senator District 12
Jacob Bachmeier (D): 2,621
Wendy McKamey (R): 3,339
State Senator District 13
Casey Schreiner (D): 2,486
Jeremy Trebas (R): 2,669
State Senator District 14
David Brewer (D): 218
Russel Tempel (R): 508
State Senator District 15
Dan Bartel (R): 357
Cindy Palmer (D): 102
State Representative District 19
Russel Miner (R): 3,379
State Representative District 20
Fred Anderson (R): 3,529
Samantha Rispens (D): 1,507
State Representative District 21
Ed Buttrey (R): 2,466
Lela Graham (D): 1,290
State Representative District 22
Lola Sheldon-Galloway (R): 1,781
Nick Henry (D): 1,185
Tony Rosales (L): 205
State Representative District 23
Scot Kerns (R): 1,565
Melissa Smith (D): 1,298
State Representative District 24
Barbara Bessette (D): 1,477
Steven Galloway (R): 1,664
State Representative District 25
Steve Gist (R): 1,559
Jasmine Krotkov (D): 1,502
State Representative District 26
George Nikolakakos (R): 1,198
Kari Rosenleaf (D): 881
State Representative District 27
Josh Kassmier (R): 588
State Representative District 30
James Bergstrom (R): 356
Wendy Palmer (R): 100
State Ballot Initiatives
Constitutional Amendment 48 related to include electronic data and communications in search and seizure protections
Legislative Referendum No. 131, the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act