The Alameda County Registrar’s count of mail-in ballots and about half of the Island’s precincts shows Marie Gilmore well ahead of Frank Matarrase, Doug DeHaan and other candidates in the mayoral race.
The City Council, however, is a much tighter race with Rob Bonta in the lead. Lena Tam and Beverly Johnson are (somewhat ironically) neck in neck for the second slot, and Jean Sweeney not too far behind.
The school board slots are tilting toward incumbent Mike Mcmahon and Margie Sherratt.
It’s still early, of course, and the county registrar’s website is being overloaded at times — so we’ll have to be patient.