"Ballot Tabulation" is on the schedule today for the Monterey County Election Department. That means they will be counting vote-by-mail and provisional ballots, and adjusting the numbers that were posted November 3rd.
"There will definitely be new numbers," we were told Thursday by Election Department officials. How those new numbers add up regarding Measure J remains to be seen. As noted in previous posts, the Library is trailing by 1.5%.
FYI, there may be more than one update during the day. It was suggested that interested voters check the Election website after 5 pm on Friday. Numbers posted Friday will not be "the final certified" results, but they will be a good indicator of final results. "There may or may not be additional changes on Monday," (a day reserved for "ballot duplication and tabulation, if necessary.") Therefore, it was suggested people check their website again Monday after 5 pm.
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