Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Local: Friday election update unlikely

...the office discovered eight trays of ballots in the elections vault that still need to be opened and sorted, and it was “questionable” that the count would be complete by Friday. - The Times-Standard

The elections office final report, released in the early morning hours after Election Day, showed a tie in the race for the Ferndale mayor seat and a tight race for a Eureka City Council seat, with 2nd Ward incumbent Linda Atkins edging ahead of challenger Joe Bonino by 208 votes.

Ferndale mayoral candidates Stuart Titus and Ken Weller were locked in a dead heat with 287 votes each, according to the elections office final report.