A Shasta County resident has contested the results of the June 2022 Primary Election and has requested a hand recount of the ballots.
According to the Shasta County Elections Office, the request was made on July 5 and they are currently working to determine the cost of a recount. Shasta County Supervisor Les Baugh told KRCR he estimates the recall will cost $50,000.
To Whom it may concern I am registered to vote in Shasta County and am hereby contesting the results of the June 2022 primary and requesting per Election Code Section 15620 a hand recount of the votes cast throughout the county in the following elections: Board of Supervisors District 1, Board of Supervisors District 5, Superintendent of Schools, District Attorney, Sherriff, and County Clerk. This request is being made on behalf of candidates Kevin Crye, Chris Kelstrom, Bryan Caples, Bob Holsinger, Erik Jensen and John Greene. Sincerely Mark E Kent
Final election results will be presented to the governing Board, the Shasta County Board of Supervisors at their July 12 meeting, where they shall accept the certified results and declare local candidates elected.
The Clerk's office will present a second item to the Board of Supervisors on that same day requesting that they appoint an officer, other than the County Clerk, to appoint and supervise the special recount boards for the recount of the election of the Office of County Clerk.
According to the election results, Holsinger, Jensen, Greene and Caples lost their respective races and Kelstrom and Crye are headed to runoffs in the two Supervisors' races.