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Election 2012: Estimated 60,000 Ballots Still Need To Be Counted in Contra Costa County

Election officials say Measure D and other races may not be determined until next week

Contra Costa County officials may have as many as 60,000 late ballots that still need to be counted in Tuesday night's election.

County Clerk Steve Weir based that prediction on the fact that about 20 percent of vote-by-mail ballots are turned in at the polls on Election Day.

That, combined with the ballots that arrived on Saturday and Monday plus 12,000 to 15,000 provisional ballots, make for a lot of work left for election officials.

Weir said he'll know by 5 p.m. Thursday exactly how many ballots are left uncounted. He said they might not all be counted until sometime next week.

That could leave several elections in doubt until then.

One of them is Measure D, the $260 million school bond in the San Ramon Valley. Right now, the measure has 55.19 percent of the vote with 55 percent needed for passage.

It's not known how many uncounted ballots are from Alamo, Danville and San Ramon.

The voter turnout right now for Contra Costa County is 60 percent. The late ballots are expected to raise that to 80 percent.

The county has until Dec. 4 under state law to certify the election.

Tom November 08, 2012 at 06:54 PM
It does not matter. Enough ballots have already been counted, The Democrats now have a super majority in both house and assembly. It is all over for this state and I for one will soon be moving. We are now the entitled society and Greece is our model. Never ever let ANY one party have this much power. Good job public employee unions you will now complete the destruction of this once great state.
speaking for the babies, children November 09, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Fear Not! For GOD IS in control!...Fear Not! For GOD IS still on the throne!...Even as God by HIS Spirit landed the plane safely on the Hudson..."For it is NOT by power, NOR by might, but by my Spirit sayeth The Lord God Almighty! & Amen!
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Steve December 05, 2012 at 08:51 PM
All of the votes will be counted before the election is certified

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