Vote totals changed after county officials certified the 2016 election, but outcomes remained the same in local races across the Central Coast. 

Santa Barbara County had a few races too close to call over the past month as election officials continued to count the last remaining ballots from the Nov. 8 election, but as of Tuesday afternoon, the results now are official. 

The county received 120,734 total vote-by-mail ballots, 52,260 total poll ballots and 9,270 provisional ballots, said Joe Holland, of the Santa Barbara County Clerk Recorder's Office.

In the 24th Congressional District, Salud Carbajal claimed the victory over Justin Fareed, claiming 98,887 votes to Fareed's 74,423 votes. A total of 173,310 votes were cast, with 259 precincts reporting in Santa Barbara County. 

While Carbajal had a clear lead over Fareed in Santa Barbara County, Fareed held the lead in San Luis Obispo County, with 68,710 votes to Carbajal's 64,718 votes. A total of 168,257 ballots were cast. 

For the Hancock College board seat, Dan Hilker clinched a victory with 9,094 votes, with 34 precincts reporting. Tim Bennett trailed with 8,801 votes. Jeffery C. Hall beat B. "Bee Jay" Jones with 6,527 votes over Jones' 5,849 votes, with 24 precincts reporting.

For the Santa Maria Joint Union High School's Board of Trustees race, Jack Garvin and Amy Lopez maintained a strong hold over their seats. Garvin had 17,793 votes and Lopez claimed 14,442 votes. 

Jose Pereyra and David Hosking won two seats on the Guadalupe Union School District Board, with Pereyra grabbing 1,017 votes and Hosking close behind with 938 votes. 

For the Lompoc mayoral race, incumbent Bob Lingl maintained his lead over John Linn, grabbing 6,901 votes over Linn's 5,586 votes. 

For Santa Maria City Council's two open seats, Mike Cordero led the pack with 9,046 votes. Michael Moats barely edged out incumbent Terri Zuniga with 8,574 votes to Zuniga's 8,447 votes. 

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Most local school bond measures that promised to use the funds to refurnish campus facilities passed, except for Measure L, for the Lompoc Unified School District. While all measures required only 55 percent "yes" votes to pass, LUSD needed 65 percent. 

Measure L failed, clinching only 58 percent "yes" votes and 7,598 "no" votes, with a total of 18,321 ballots cast, and 32 precincts reporting.

Santa Ynez Valley Union High School's Measure K passed with 57.27-percent approval, with 6,285 "yes" votes, and 4,688 "no" votes. A total of 10,973 ballots were cast, with 23 precincts reporting.

Santa Maria Joint Union High School's Measure H passed with a 57.29-percent approval, with 23,818 "yes" votes, and 17,754 "no" votes. A total of 41,572 ballots were cast, with 66 precincts reporting.

Orcutt Union School District's Measure G passed with 57.75-percent approval, with 10,495 "yes" votes, and 7,676 "no" votes. A total of 18,171 ballots were cast, with 26 precincts reporting.

Guadalupe Union School District's Measures M and N maintained a strong lead toward majority approval, with Measure M returning 1,316 "yes" votes, and 318 "no" votes, with 80-percent approval out of 1,634 total votes cast, and three precincts reporting. Measure N passed with 78-percent approval. The bond measure seized 1,294 "yes" votes, and 345 "no" votes, out of 1,639 total votes cast, and three precincts reporting.

Gina Kim covers crime and courts for Santa Maria Times. Follow her on Twitter @gina_k210

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