Election Results Update: Fernandez Pulls Ahead in Eureka, Earth Flag Measure Gains Ground



With another 9,614 ballots counted, some leads widened while others shrank slightly, but overall the votes fell along the same lines as election night.

The notable exceptions was the Ward 3 race for the Eureka City Council and a Earth flag measure in Arcata.

Meanwhile, Juan Pablo Cervantes strengthened his lead over Tiffany Hunt Nielsen to become Humboldt County's next clerk/recorder/registrar of voters with a solid 56.1 percent of the vote.

In Eureka, the race for city council flipped for the Ward 3 seat with G. Mario Fernandez at 52 percent of the votes leading John Fullerton's 48 percent. The two are separated by 78 votes.

Over in Arcata,  Measure M, which would place the Earth flag in the top spot on city-owned flagpoles, gained some ground, with the no vote now ahead by just 54 votes. 

The freshly counted ballots bump up turnout to 43.7 percent of registered voters. Another 10,000 or so still need to be counted.

See the latest election results here.

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