Ravalli County voters like their paper ballots. But that adds some time to the counting process. This morning, we now have the final unofficial results from the Ravalli County ballots.

There was a 76 percent voter turnout in the county with 23,121 votes cast, according to Clerk and Recorder Regina Plettenberg. Over 50 percent were absentee ballots, continuing a trend that has been growing for a few elections now.

Our local results will be canvassed by the Election Board later this month.

Ravalli County Commission - District 2
Greg Chilcott 14,399
David Smith 7,570

Ravalli County Commission - District 3
Chris Hoffman (unopposed) - 19,114

District Court Judge - District 21
Jeff Langton - 12,601
Robert Myers - 8,104

State Senate District 44
Fred Thomas - 7,531
James R. Olsen - 3,226

State Representatives District 85
Theresa Manzella - 4,298
A.Jo Young - 1,582

State Representative District 86
Ron Ehli - 3,542
Nancy Neal - 1,861

State Representative District 87
Nancy Ballance (unopposed) - 4,436

State Representative District 88
Ed Greef - 3,598
Margaret Gorski - 1,798

Clerk of District Court
Paige Trautwein (unopposed) - 18,721

Stevensville Elementary Tech Levy
Yes - 2088
No - 1,715

Stevensville High School Tech Levy
Yes - 3049
No - 2,472

For Statewide races, check the Secretary of State Website.