Special Election for Area 5: Results update

Candidate Amy Hirsh pulls even further ahead with what may be an insurmountable lead

By Nathalie Christian, April 12, 2023

The Solano County Registrar of Voters (ROV) posted a second round of vote totals last night at 8:40 PM. The results show candidate Amy Hirsh is still leading by a significant margin.

The ROV reported about 50 unprocessed provisional and mail-in ballots remaining, and it will continue to count mail-in ballots as they trickle in through the next week or so.

Low turnout

While the number of late mail-in ballots could swell dramatically during this next week, it is much more likely that voter turnout for this Special Election will remain where it is: very low.

As of today, the voter turnout for this Special Election sits at about 25%. As a basis for comparison, the 2022 General Election saw Benicia’s voter turnout at a robust 65% — meaning about 65% of eligible voters chose to cast ballots.

Even though it is unlikely either Ariana Martinez or Ali Mansouri will be able to catch up to Ms. Hirsh’s lead, final results will be posted here when they become available.

Here is the current count:

A screenshot of Solano ROV Election Day results
Updated results from the Solano County ROV show Amy Hirsh leading with what is likely an insurmountable advantage.