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Thursday morning: when will Alameda’s Measure H vote be final?

By epearlman
Thursday, June 5th, 2008 at 9:05 am in Events, Parcel tax, Schools.

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.

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  • austin tam

    i heard on the island website, that election workers counted looked to be a thousand ballots, do u have hope we can win this thing?>

  • Eve

    I think there’s still a bit of a chance. I just talked to the PR guy from the county registrar’s office and he says there’s about 30,000 votes still to be counted in the county…how many are from the city of Alameda he couldn’t say yet. He also says he expects to have counted the bulk of the votes from the city by this afternoon….so we should know today if there’s a chance or no chance.

  • austin tam

    shouldnt there be more than 30,000 counting the absentee ballots, and provisional, or are those both c ounted in the 30,000

  • Eve

    It’s just 30,000 on absentee ballots handed in at the polls on Tuesday. I don’t have a number of provisional ballots…

  • austin tam

    ok, we still have achance too, assuming there are good amount of provisional ballots.

  • austin tam

    it gives me much needed hope this will pass. UPDATE 12:02 P.M.: Looks like there’s 30,000 absentee ballots to be counted for the whole of Alameda County, per ROV spokesman Guy Ashley. They’ve also got 6,500 provisional ballots countywide that need to be checked out before they are counted. Measure H hangs by a thread, with 65.8 percent of the vote (it needs 66.67 percent to pass). More to come …