Update: Maps of final primary election results in 2018 San Diego City Council races

Using the official election results, inewsource updated on Friday its precinct-level voting maps for the four San Diego City Council races decided in the June 5 primary.

The maps are searchable and allow you to explore voting results by precinct or by address.

The precinct maps show the neighborhoods where candidates did well and where they might have trouble in November.

To search the maps, select one of the four council races using the filters on the left. You can then use the address search to find your precinct or click-and-drag to explore each of the maps. Click on a precinct to see a breakdown of voting by candidate.

The county Registrar of Voters Office didn’t finish the vote tally for the primary until Thursday. Two of the council races came down to a few votes.

Search San Diego City Council primary election results

Click here to explore voting results by precinct in the four San Diego City Council primary elections.

In Councilwoman Myrtle Cole’s southeastern San Diego district, she finished in second place, with challenger Monica Montgomery taking the top spot by six votes.

Montgomery won 31 precincts — or one more than Cole. Montgomery did well in the Lincoln Park and Skyline neighborhoods, while Cole did well in the Paradise Hills and Oak Park neighborhoods.

A third candidate, Republican Tony Villafranca, won one precinct in part of Bay Terraces. Montgomery and Cole are both Democrats and will advance to the November runoff.

In the close race for termed-out Councilman David Alvarez’s south San Diego district, the vote was sharply divided along geographic lines.

Vivian Moreno, who works in Alvarez’s office, finished first with 36 percent of the vote. She won precincts in the southern half of the district along the U.S.-Mexico border, including Ocean View Hills and Otay Mesa West.

But the fight was for second place. Antonio Martinez edged out Christian Ramirez by three votes, and will face Moreno in November. Martinez is a San Ysidro school board member and won precincts primarily in San Ysidro. Ramirez, a director of the advocacy group Alliance San Diego, won precincts in the northern part of the district, including Barrio Logan and part of Logan Heights.

Moreno won 33 precincts — or about three times more than Alvarez or Ramirez won.

More than 673,400 votes were cast in San Diego County for the June primary. The 39.8 percent turnout is the highest in a midterm primary since 1998.

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Leonardo Castañeda
Leonardo Castañeda is a reporter and economic analyst for inewsource. To contact him with tips, suggestions or corrections, please email leocastaneda [at] inewsource [dot] org.