Final election results were released today by Humboldt County elections officials. (The Times-Standard file)
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The Humboldt County Office of Elections has released the final cumulative results of the Nov. 6 general election.

The results are unofficial until certified. The deadline for the election to be certified is Thursday.

Nearly 68 percent of Humboldt County’s register voters turned out to vote in the mid-term election with 53,435 voters, according to the most recent tally.

There were no shockers among the results. In Arcata, Sofia Pereira and Brett Watson won seats for city council.

In Eureka, Susan Seaman was confirmed as the easy winner in a three-way race for mayor, winning with just over 45 percent of the vote.

In Eureka City Council races, Leslie Castellano was confirmed as the winner of the race for the Ward 1 seat beating out three challengers with just less than 50 percent of the vote. Natalie Arroyo was confirmed as the winner of the Ward 3 council seat with 52 percent of the vote and Kim Bergel easily outdistanced Joe Bonino for the Ward 5 seat with more than 61 percent of the vote.

In Ferndale, Michael Sweeney was confirmed as the winner of the mayor’s race with 70 percent of the vote and Julie Woodall, Brian Richter and Debra Garnes all won seats on the Rio Dell City Council.

In Trinidad, James Baker, Brett Gregory and Tom Davies all won city council seats.

Richard Marks was confirmed as the winner of the Humboldt Bay Harbor and Recreation Division 4 seat for the Board of Directors and county voters approved both Measure K (sanctuary county) and Measure O (continuance of Measure Z sales tax).

Blue Lake voters approved Measure H (occupancy tax), Eureka’s Measure I (sales tax increase) passed easily, Rio Dell barely approved Measure J (tax) and Arcata’s Measure M was shot down.

Check out the full final results here:

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