ELECTION UPDATE – No Additional Results This Week
Here are the results as of 12:51 A.M. Wednesday: http://sccounty01.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/ElectionSites/ElectionResults/Results?id
Here is an update from Santa Cruz County Registrar of Voters Gail Pellerin, posted on votescount.com, explaining the process moving forward:
On Election Night we counted 33,226 ballots from the polls and 22,608 vote-by-mail ballots.
We have 10s of thousands of vote-by-mail ballots left to be counted. In addition, we have thousands of same day voter registration and provisional ballots to be processed.
We hope to post revised numbers of how many ballots are left to be counted by Friday.
We plan to do an update to the vote count totals the week of November 12. There will not be another update this week.
Results are not final. There are thousands of ballots left to process and add to the count.
We have until December 6 to certify the election results.
Observers are always welcome. We are open 8am to 5pm, Monday-Friday. Canvass activities are occurring at the Elections Office, 701 Ocean Street, Room 310 and the Operations Center, 2809 Mission St. Extension, Santa Cruz. We may work on the weekends as well.
One of the challenges of offering so many ways to vote -- including same-day registration and voting -- means many ballots require extra processing time. It means the count will be more inclusive and accurate, but also means the interim results won't fulfill voters' and candidates' desire for speedy results. Next report? Next week.