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Election 2020 Voter Info

The year 2020 will go down as pivotal as any year in our nation’s or the world’s history. Here at The Atascadero News, we will compile all relevant voter information here on this page as we proceed through this election year.

The California primary election is over, and we head to the general election on November 3. Keep up with local political info and ballot information at this page dedicated to Atascadero. First, if you have not yet, register to vote, here.

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The Atascadero News Posts on Election 2020

The Election Remains Undecided

The Election Remains Undecided

In an unprecedented year, election pressures call for unprecedented national restraint In the aftermath of an unprecedented United States election, conflicting reports and allegations circulate mainstream and social media channels with a furor of dissenting views…

SLO County Elections Office: 1,531 Ballots Remaining to be Counted

SLO County Elections Office Updates Results

No major changes in any North County races SAN LUIS OBISPO — The San Luis Obispo County Elections Office released its updated Election Summary Report on Friday, Nov. 6. The General Election was held on Nov. 3. None of the North County races changed significantly….

Preliminary Results for Atascadero

Preliminary Results for Atascadero

After months of campaigning, the preliminary results are in for the local candidates and measures. As of 11:13 p.m., Tuesday night, current Atascadero Mayor Heather Moreno is leading with 43% of the vote, Jerry Tanimoto is in second with 35%, and Josh Donovan with…

SLO County Election Summary Report

SLO County Election Summary Report

https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Clerk-Recorder/Forms-Documents/Elections-and-Voting/Current-Elections/2020-11-03-Presidential-General/Reports-and-Results/ElectionSummaryReportRPT-Unofficial_2020-11-03.pdf View SLO County Report Here.

Today is the Day! Nov. 3, 2020 Election Day!

Today is the Day! Nov. 3, 2020 Election Day!

Did you vote? Today is the day! Be sure to have your ballots in or go vote in person! There are 23 Voter Service Centers that be open today, Nov. 3 Election Day from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Many locations that had been used as polling places in the past are not being…

Hints for Voters During Four Days of Voting

Hints for Voters During Four Days of Voting

SLO County Clerk-Recorder Voting Tips for Nov. 3 Presidential General Election  Return of Vote By Mail Ballots  Make sure the identification envelope is signed before you return the ballot. Vote By Mail (VBM) ballots that are postmarked on or before Election Day and…

SLO County Elections Office: 1,531 Ballots Remaining to be Counted

Local Elections Underway in North County

ATASCADERO — The candidate filing period is closed for the Nov. 3 general election. Three people are running for mayor of Atascadero, five people are running for two City Council seats and four people are running for three seats on the Atascadero Unified School…

SLO County Elections Office: 1,531 Ballots Remaining to be Counted

First Candidate Filing Period Closes

Deadline for some races extended to Aug. 12 because some incumbents did not file to run again SAN LUIS OBISPO — City and county officials are reporting that election deadlines for numerous local offices on the November ballot, including city councils and school and…

SLO County Certifies Primary Election

SLO County Certifies Primary Election

Final precinct by precinct results to be provided later this week The Official Canvass for the Presidential Primary Election has been completed and the election was certified by the County Clerk-Recorder on March 25. The official canvass procedures include counting…

Election Tally Brings Closure to Local Races

Election Tally Brings Closure to Local Races

Arnold and Peschong to continue as district representatives on County Board of Supervisors As of Tuesday, the County of San Luis Obispo still had more than 4,000 votes left to count overall, but by-district votes were counted to a point of conclusion on local races,…

Hints for Election Day

Hints for Election Day

SLO County Recorder Tommy Gong offered tips for voters RETURN OF VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS ON ELECTION DAY Make sure the identification envelope is signed before you return the ballot. Mailed Vote By M (VBM) ballots that are postmarked on or before Election Day and…

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  • Today is the Day! Nov. 3, 2020 Election day!
    Did you vote? Today is the day! Be sure to have your ballots in or go vote in person! There are 23 Voter Service Centers that be open today, Nov. 3 Election Day from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Many locations that had been used as polling places in the past are not being used […]
  • City Expands the Utility Discount Program to Help Those in Need, to Consider a Business Grant Program in October
    Staff Report MORRO BAY – City Council approved enhancements to the City’s Utility Discount Program (UDP) for qualifying community members. Under the new plan, the discount for qualifying residents on their monthly water/sewer bills expands from 10% to 25% through the end of June 2021. “We understand many folks in our community are struggling financially […]
  • SLO Food Bank is 2020 Nonprofit of the Year
    Staff Report SAN LUIS OBISPO — SLO Food Bank was selected as a 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year by California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) and Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham. The SLO Food Bank is one of over 100 nonprofits that will be honored by their state senators and assemblymembers for their contributions to the communities […]
  • Surfing for Hope Foundation Introduces Survivor Surf Camp
    Staff Report  The Surfing for Hope Foundation team recently unveiled plans for their first-ever Survivor Surf Camp to take place on Saturday, October 10.  Established in 2012, the Surfing for Hope Foundation (SFH) was created to help ease the difficulty of battling cancer through the healing powers of surfing and ocean life. The original event, […]
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    Morro Bay’s council candidates squared off for the first time Sept. 24 in a virtual forum sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, with several distinct differences emerging between the hopefuls. Held via Zoom, the forum focused on business matters with those participating asking or texting questions to the candidates. The over 50 citizens who logged […]
  • Local Business Owners Speak Out
    For many, 2020 has resulted in the loss of income, some may even feel they have lost faith in our medical system, and some have gone to the extreme and have lost trust in our government.  Because of 2020’s challenges, it’s crucial to continue to hold events like SPEAK OUT. The Central Coast Chapter of […]
  • Libertine Pub Gets 3-Year Lease
    Morro Bay’s popular brewpub, The Libertine, will continue for at least 3 more years after signing a new, interim, master lease for its location on the Embarcadero. The craft brewpub, located at 801 Embarcadero, with a huge offering of craft beers on tap and food, had its future blurred somewhat when the master leaseholder of […]
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