The Humboldt County Elections Office released its third post-election update today, with Natalie Arroyo continuing to strengthen her lead in the Fourth District race to succeed Supervisor Virginia Bass.
In the latest tally, Arroyo nudged up to 53.9 percent of the vote, followed by Mike Newman at 32.39 percent and Kim Bergel at 13.65 percent, keeping her above the needed threshold of more than 50 percent to avoid a runoff in November.
Meanwhile, the race to become the county’s next clerk recorder and registrar of voters stayed pretty much the same, with Tiffany Hunt Nielsen at 44.8 percent of the vote compared to Juan Pablo Cervantes' 43.37 percent, meaning the two are all but certain to head back to the ballot box in fall.
The remainder of the races continue to reflect 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.
Voters can 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.