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San Benito
May 30, 2024

Elections office has thousands of ballots to count

Not so fast on some of these local election results. The San Benito County Elections Office still has thousands of more ballots to count, with a top elections official saying she thinks there could be 5,000 to 6,000 left.

That’s a big chunk considering the elections office final results — without the additional dump of mail-in ballots on Election Day — had been 6,710 voters. That’s just 23.3 percent of registered voters, of which there are 28,774 in the county.

“We received a very large amount of ballots yesterday at the polls and at the drop box,” said San Benito County Assistant Clerk Angela Curro, referring to people dropping off mail-in ballots. The office offered a ballot drop box between the old courthouse and library buildings.

She said she hopes to have a more concrete number Wednesday afternoon but did estimate there could be 5,000 to 6,000 more. She also mentioned the office expects to receive a decent number of ballots by mail today, Thursday and Friday.

Curro said remaining ballots to be counted were throughout all districts.

Otherwise, Curro said the election ran smoothly. She said she’s “very happy” with new voting equipment that increased efficiency in the counting process.

“There’s a few things we learned that we could be more efficient on, but overall it was fantastic,” Curro said.

For the latest results, go here: http://sbcvote.us/registrar-of-voters/results-june-2018/