MENDOCINO Co., 6/7/18 — The election may have ended Tuesday, but there are still at least 14,764 ballots left to count in Mendocino County. On Tuesday and into early Wednesday morning the elections office counted the absentee ballots that had already arrived, and the votes cast at the polls on Tuesday, but since then almost 14,354 more absentee ballots have arrived in the mail, and they all still need to be counted. These ballots could continue to trickle in today and tomorrow, bringing the number of ballots even higher. By law the elections office has 28 days left to finish the count. In addition there are 410 provisional ballots need to be counted.
The county has already counted 19,049 ballots, meaning that the remaining votes constitute at least 43% of votes still need to be counted. With that number of votes remaining to be counted several of the election results could potential change. Any mailed-in ballots that were postmarked by the day of the election and arrive by Friday will also need to be counted.
On the plus side the total of votes now means that we had a voter participation rate of about 70% of registered voters.
Here's our election night coverage with those vote tallies:
Here's the official statement from the registrar's office, and here's the most recent tally of the votes:
BALLOTS LEFT TO BE COUNTED
JUNE 5, 2018 STATEWIDE PRIMARY ELECTION
Mendocino County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Susan M. Ranochak announced that as with every other election, there are ballots left to be processed as part of the official canvass. Mendocino County has 14,354 Vote By Mail ballots to process, and 410 Provisional ballots to review and process.
Of the outstanding ballots left to count: the 3rd Supervisor District has 2,883; and the 5th Supervisor District has 3,828 ballots to count. Mendocino Coast Health Care District (Measure C) has 5,165 ballots to count; Fort Bragg Rural Fire Protection District (Measure D) has 1,835; Coast Life Support District (Measure E) has 814; and Southern Humboldt Community Health Care District (Measure F) has 31 ballots let to count. Per State law, we have 28 days to complete the canvass. The Statement of Vote, which breaks down results by precinct, will be available at that time.
If you have any additional questions, please call our office at (707) 234-6819