Zermeño ahead by 144 votes … for now, at least

The numbers of votes counted for the Hayward City Council race have gone up quite a bit since our last post, but the percentages remain largely the same. The difference between fourth and fifth place (which is the difference between being elected and not being elected) is just 144 votes.

Barbara Halliday: 7,263 votes (18.69 percent)
Bill Quirk: 6,226 (16.02)
Olden Henson: 5,840 (15.03)
Francisco Zermeño: 5,803 (14.93)
Marvin Peixoto: 5,659 (14.56)
Linda Bennett: 5,224 (13.44)
Rob Simpson: 2,736 (7.04)
Write-in: 115 (0.30)

Guy Ashley of the county registrar’s office adds:

Our staff is counting vote-by-mail ballots as we speak. We expect to get through the remainder of these ballots today. We will update the results this afternoon, as soon as we can.

The provisional ballots are still being processed. That process will NOT be completed today and most likely will stretch into mid-week next week.

  • qodrn

    Wake us up when the election for city council is over. I like to know who we elected! But I think the loop idea may be dead. Yea!