The San Benito County Elections Office updated its primary election results late Friday, but added just over 600 ballots with none of the races’ results changing.
The elections office updated its results from Tuesday’s primary. The total ballot count went from 6,710 to 7,357. The elections office on Wednesday estimated the possibility of 5,000 to 6,000 more ballots left to count, and an elections official could not be reached immediately to confirm whether there are more ballots left to count.
None of the races were affected by the additional ballots counted Friday.
Pat Loe and Peter Hernandez are outlasting Richard Perez for the runoff in the District 3 county supervisor race.
Jim Gillio and Jerry Muenzer are still headed toward a November runoff in the District 4 supervisor race.
Sheriff Darren Thompson, with more than 71 percent of the vote, will earn a third term with a comfortable victory over challenger Bill Hutchison.
Melinda Casillas, with nearly 72 percent, is headed toward a victory in the county treasurer’s race against Jaime De La Cruz.
As for measures:
Measure A, the abandoned vehicle fee, is headed toward a clear defeat. Measure B, an increase in the hotel tax from 8 to 12 percent, is on the yes side with 53 percent so far. Measure C, the cannabis tax initiative, is headed toward a victory with a margin of 59-41 percent.
See updated results here: http://sbcvote.us/registrar-of-voters/results-june-2018/