The Humboldt County Elections Office released another update on the June election vote tally today.
In the Fourth District contest, Natalie Arroyo upped her lead to 52.88 percent of the vote, followed by Mike Newman at 33.30 percent and Kim Bergel at 13.83 percent. If Arroyo can stay above 50 percent mark, she’ll avoid a November runoff with Newman, who now trails her by a little more than 900 votes.
Meanwhile, the race to become the county’s next clerk recorder and registrar of voters grew even closer, with Tiffany Hunt Nielsen losing ground on her election night lead with 44.57 percent of the vote compared to Juan Pablo Cervantes' 43.36 percent, meaning the two are all but certain to head back to the ballot box in fall. A third candidate, Benjamin Hershberger, sits at 11.97 percent.
The remainder of the races mirror Election Night results, with challenger Cheryl Dillingham getting an overwhelming nod to take over as auditor-controller and district attorney hopeful Stacey Eads , Fifth District Supervisor Steve Madrone, judicial candidate Steven Steward and Arcata City Council candidate Alex Stillman all maintaining their healthy leads.
The Elections Office will continue to post results every Friday leading up the election’s July 7 certification. As of today, there are approximately 9,233 unprocessed ballots.
The Elections Office notes that votes may subscribe to WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to track their ballots, receive personalized text messages, emails or voicemails letting them know when their ballot is mailed, received, and counted by the Registrar of Voters.
More information on the results of the election can be found on the county’s Elections Results webpage
or by calling (707) 445-7481.