What was on the ballot in Sacramento? Your regional results tracker, voting guide for the 2024 primary – CBS Sacramento

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Super Tuesday 2024 has passed and Sacramento residents have turned in their ballots to vote on several impactful races both locally and across the state.
RESULTS: Click here to jump to the results tracker.
The topline race was who will be the presidential nominee for the Republican and Democratic parties come the General Election in November. CBS News projects that President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are headed for a rematch of the 2020 election. 
In other statewide races, Californians decided who would fill the seat of the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Proposition 1 — which would amend the state’s Mental Health Services Act. 
A little closer to home, there were also a number of California State Senate and Assembly seats to be decided. 
Below is a quick overview of the key races CBS13 followed on Super Tuesday.
With California being one of the 16 states and territories that vote on March 5, Super Tuesday’s results could push both Biden and Trump to the brink of clinching their party’s nomination. However, both Biden and Trump will still need a few more states’ delegates in order to officially clinch and become the presumptive nominee. 
Citizens who wanted to vote for the Republican presidential candidates had to be registered as a Republican. 
Voters who either declined or inputted “No Party Preference (NPP)” did not have any presidential candidates on their ballot unless they requested one. However, NPP voters can only request a ballot with either the American Independent, Democratic, or Libertarian party’s nominees on it.
Notably, in the 2020 California Primary, Biden came in second to Bernie Sanders with a final vote total of 2,080,846 to 1,613,854. Other Democratic contenders at the time included Elizabeth Warren and Michael Bloomberg. In the 2024 California Primary, while there are other certified candidates listed in the race, the incumbent president is not facing a challenge from any major figure in his party. 
Trump, who was the incumbent president at the time, dominated the 2020 California Republican primary with 92.21% of the vote. The 2024 edition of the race saw Trump pitted against former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, the only major GOP candidate who had not withdrawn prior to the election.
Biden and Trump came away with victories in California and in other states on Super Tuesday, eventually leading to Haley dropping out of the race.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein died in office at age 90 in September 2023. Laphonza Butler, a labor union official, was appointed to fill her seat and is serving in Congress, but she has declined to run for a full term. A number of major California Democratic Party politicians already serving in the US House of Representatives were vying for the seat, including Barbara Lee, Katie Porter, and Adam Schiff. 
On the Republican side, former MLB player Steve Garvey has jumped in the race and is considered by analysts to be the most notable GOP candidate. It has been nearly 20 years since a Republican has won a statewide race in California, though. 
CBS News projects Schiff and Garvey will advance in the California Senate race. 
California has 52 congressional districts, with different sections of Sacramento County being part of three of them. 
Republicans only slightly outnumber Democrats in the House of Representatives. A number of representatives have also announced their retirements, leading to big interest come the general election about if the GOP can maintain its majority. None of the three incumbents — Republican Kevin Kiley and Democrats Ami Bera and Doris Matsui — who represent parts of Sacramento are leaving, however. 
Kiley represents California’s 3rd congressional district, which includes parts of Orangevale and Folsom. He’ll be facing off against Democrat Jessica Morse and NPP Robert Smith. 
Bera represents California’s 6th congressional district, which encompasses the north side of Sacramento and a number of suburbs. He’s facing a number of challengers, including Democrat Adam Barajas, Republicans Chris Bish, Craig Deluz, and Raymond Riehle, and Green Party member Christ Richardson. 
Matsui represents California’s 7th congressional district, which includes most of the city of Sacramento and parts of Elk Grove and Galt. She’s facing Democrat David Mandel and Republican Tom Silva. 
This measure would authorize $6.38 billion in bonds to build mental health treatment facilities and provide housing for the homeless. California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office, a nonpartisan policy advisor, has a more in-depth breakdown of the measure. 
Notably, the measure was spearheaded by California Gov. Gavin Newsom as a way for the state to deal with the homelessness crisis. Newsom has been campaigning for the measure ahead of Super Tuesday. 
Cal Voices, Disability Rights California, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, League of Women Voters of California, and Mental Health America of California are all groups that have endorsed the Californians Against Proposition 1 campaign. 
You can see more on the measure here.
Initial results came in Tuesday night and continue to be updated. In Sacramento County, the first interim report will be posted by 4 p.m. on Friday after Election Day. Then, reports will be updated every Tuesday and Friday until certification. 
California county election officials have 30 days, known as the canvass period, to count every valid ballot and conduct a post-election audit. The county election officials must finalize their official results to the secretary of state by April 4. The secretary of state then has eight days to certify the results.
Scroll through the list below for results on key national, California and Sacramento-area races.  
Cecilio Padilla is a writer for CBS13 News and a Sacramento area native.
First published on March 5, 2024 / 6:00 AM PST
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