Almost 24% of ballots cast in Contra Costa County left to be counted, could affect some Antioch races

By Allen Payton, Publisher

According to the Contra Costa County Elections Division, as of today – Thursday afternoon, November 8, 2012 – there were 105,963 ballots left to be counted from Tuesday’s election.

Of that figure, there were 82,271 vote by mail ballots and 23,692 provisional ballots left to be counted. However, the Elections officials did not know how many of the provisional ballots would be disqualified.

A total of 337,124 ballots cast had been counted as of Wednesday morning, November 7. So the remaining ballots total 23.85% of those cast in the election.

In Antioch, the remaining ballots could affect the outcome of the Antioch School Board race as well as the Mayor’s and City Council races.

Jack Yeager is currently trailing Claire Smith by 1,115 votes for the third seat in the school board race. Councilman Gary Agopian is trailing Mayor Pro Tem Wade Harper by 1,946 votes in the race for Mayor of Antioch. Mayor Jim Davis is trailing Monica Wilson by just 284 votes in the Council race for the two seats, which has  has the greatest chance of changing.

The Elections Division of the County Clerk’s Office has 28 days to certify the election, but word on the street is they want it all done before the Thanksgiving break. One official said there will be an update on Friday afternoon, November 9, but it will only be a partial.

One Comment to “Almost 24% of ballots cast in Contra Costa County left to be counted, could affect some Antioch races”

  1. Michael B. says:

    Dear Mr. Payton,

    Thank you for informing us of this very important information. I am very surprised how the votes have been tallying thus far.

    The next 28 days will be very interesting.

    Michael B

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