June 6, 2012 - Still more than 6,600 votes to count
Paper: Ukiah Daily Journal (CA)
Title: Still more than 6,600 votes to count
Date: June 6, 2012
Author: Tiffany Revelle
Could take up to 28 days
Ukiah Daily Journal
There are more than 6,600 local ballots left to count after election night Tuesday, according to the Mendocino County Registrar of Voters Office.
The county elections office reported at 12:42 a.m. Wednesday that 100 percent of the county's 247 precincts had reported. At that time, voter turnout was 28.26 percent, with 13,485 ballots having been counted.
Provisional ballots provided to replace spoiled ballots and mail-in ballots dropped off at polls Tuesday, rather than being mailed in, had yet to be counted along with the mail-in ballots delivered by post to the county Tuesday. There are 6,634 of those ballots waiting to be counted, including 164 provisional ballots, the Registrar of Voters Office reported at the close of business Wednesday.
Of the 6,634 ballots left to count, the approximate race breakdowns are: Measure D, the city of Ukiah's proposal to eliminate its treasurer position by making it appointive rather than elective, 1,167 ballots left to count; and Measure E, to increase the special tax for fire protection and prevention in the Brooktrails Township west of Willits, 317 ballots left to count.
Under state law, the Registrar of Voters office has 28 days to complete the canvass. The Statement of Vote, which breaks down results by precinct, will be available at that time.
Local results reported early Wednesday morning show incumbent John McCowen winning in the Mendocino County 2nd District supervisor race with 67.79 percent of the district's vote (1,225 votes). His opponent, Andrea Longoria, held 31.77 percent of the vote (574 votes).
There are 1,263 ballots left to count that were cast by 2nd District county voters in that race, according to the Registrar of Voters Office.
In the 4th District supervisor race, Fort Bragg City Councilman Dan Gjerde was winning handily with 91.91 percent of the vote (2,273 votes). Write-in candidate Rex Gressett had 8.09 percent of the vote (200 votes). Of the county's uncounted ballots, 1,277 came from the 4th District.
Record Number: 20800037
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