Humboldt County Updates Election Results, Adding 10K Ballots to


The Humboldt County Elections Office released its first post-election report this afternoon, adding more than 10,000 ballots to the ongoing tally.

No races shifted with the additional tally, though some leads grew and others shrank. Most notably, Juan Pablo Cervantes, who ended Election Night with a slim lead over Tiffany Hunt Nielsen in the race to become Humboldt County's next clerk/recorder/registrar of voters, now leads commandingly with 54 percent of the vote.

On the measure side of things, Measure Q, a school bond in Ferndale, has gained ground and is now above 50 percent approval, though still short of the 55-percent needed to pass.

The freshly counted ballots now push turnout to 32 percent of registered voters.

Countywide, about 20,000 ballots remain uncounted, with 19,002 vote-by-mail ballots still need to be processed and another 1,173 provision ballots that still need to be vetted, some of which may be deemed invalid. The Elections Office plans to post updated results weekly, beginning Nov. 18.

See the latest election results here.

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