Mammoth, Mono voters go to the polls

Mammoth and Mono County voters went to the polls on Tuesday, June 3, under sunny skies and warm temperatures.

It was impossible to gauge voter turnout, said poll worker Jay Dienken.

“It’s quiet now,” he said at the Community Center polling station on Forest Trail, “but they come in waves.”

As he spoke, Town Council candidate John Wentworth rode up on his mountain bike to vote, while Mammoth District Ranger Jon Regelbrugge of the U.S. Forest Service was in a voting booth nearby.

Mammoth resident Lisa Isaacs followed, along with a string of voters behind her.

The polls close at 8 p.m., with absentee returns to be made public shortly thereafter, and full count for Mammoth and Mono County about 10:30 p.m., according to Lynda Roberts, the county registrar of voters.

The stakes were big.

Three of eight non-incumbent candidates will be elected to fill three open seats on the Town Council. Two seats for the Board of Supervisors were on the line, as well, along with the Mono County Sheriff. Also at at stake was the Mono County Assessor. 

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