If you’re a compulsive checker, you can keep looking at the Measure H vote totals at the Alameda county registrar’s site. As of 9 a.m. Thursday morning there are 9010 ‘yes’ and 4676 ‘no’ votes: that’s 65.83 percent ‘yes’…just shy, of course, of the required two-thirds. (While the registrar’s site says that 100 percent of the votes have been reported, that’s actually not the case: there are still some number of outstanding votes.) The official word last night from the Yes on H campaign, via Andy Currid, was this:
We’ve confirmed with the registrar of voters that more ballots remain to be counted. These are absentee (vote-by-mail) ballots that were turned in at polling places yesterday, and provisional ballots that were cast at the polls yesterday. As of this evening, the county hasn’t yet reported how many uncounted ballots there are, but we hope to know by the end of this week…So there is still optimism Measure H could pass. It will all depend on how many votes remain to be counted, and how heavily those votes skew toward Yes on H.