Slowly but Surely, Ballot Counting Continues with No Surprises

The slow count of mailed ballots and hand-held ballot papers continued Thursday at a steady pace in Santa Clara County and nationwide, moving from 48 percent at 10 p.m. on election night, to 54 percent at 4:30 p.m. on June 8. To 71% at 5 p.m., June 9th.

The approximately 25,000 polls counted by the Electoral Division of the Registrar of Voters on June 9 did not change any trends or reverse any predicted results, but did indicate that the early and expected results are likely to hold as the final ballot count takes place, perhaps sooner. Like Friday at 5 p.m.

The following is the status of some of the races, as of two days after the primary election, starting with the more significant changes:

  • Irene Smith strengthened her position in the second game in November against Omar Torres in District 1 of San Jose City Council, with her total growing to 21.3%, more than 300 votes ahead of third-place finisher Joanna Rao. Torres’ total vote remained stable, at 41.3%, well below the 50% threshold for abstaining from a second round.
  • In the San Jose City Council District 5 race, Peter Ortiz held a 147-vote lead, 21.6%, over Han Zhao Nguyen, 19.4%, over second-place finisher political veteran Nora Campus, who held a 31.5% lead.
  • In school district votes, the Fremont Union High School District bond index remains less than 50 votes below the 55% threshold required for approval, with 54.8%, or 14,224 votes.
  • Voting on measures for Alum Rock Union School District, Mount Pleasant School District and Milpitas School District all kept their approval margins on June 9, when the ballot count continued.
  • Spacing between reasonable opponents for the second round – and the distance from third places – remained stable for November’s fiercest battles: San Jose mayoral candidates Cindy Chavez and councilor Matt Mahn; Opponents of District Superintendent 1, Sylvia Arens and Johnny Khamis, and candidates for Sheriff Bob Johnson, Palo Alto Police Chief, and Kevin Johnson, retired Sheriff Captain.
  • Santa Cruz County ballot papers secured former county clerk Gail Flarin the top spot and a strong shot in a November victory in the state assembly assembly re-drawn in District 28. Flarin, a Democrat, stood at 33.7%, with two other Democrats at 35.5%. Republican Liz Lawler, who led among Santa Clara County voters, recorded 30.7 percent in all counties, with about 70 percent of the vote counted.

For full and up-to-date results, visit the website The Electoral Registrar’s Election Results Page.

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