Election 2016: Jen Montgomery cruises to Placer District 5 win | SierraSun.com

Election 2016: Jen Montgomery cruises to Placer District 5 win

Staff report

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Jennifer Montgomery will apparently return for a third consecutive term as District 5 Supervisor for Placer County, according to unofficial primary election results.

The incumbent Montgomery, a Democrat, cruised to victory in Tuesday night's primary, garnering 63.48 percent of votes cast in the county, compared to challenger Michael Babich's 36.10 percent.

Out of 81 precincts reporting, Montgomery tallied 8,253 votes, while the Republican Babich received 4,694 votes, according to the Placer County Elections Office, which posted its semi-official final results at 2:09 a.m. Wednesday.

Similar to Nevada County, results are not yet official, because California law allows 30 days after the election to complete the ballot tally and official audit of the election, collectively known as the "canvass," meaning there may be lingering absentee or other votes to count.

The Official Statement of Vote (a precinct-by-precinct breakdown of voting for each race on the ballot) should be completed by July 7, according to a statement from Placer County Elections spokesman Sam Kipp.

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Visit https://www.placerelections.com/election-night-results.aspx to view all the unofficial results Tuesday night from Placer County.