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Elections Office Finishes Counting Provisional Ballots

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Sonora, Ca — The final 662 remaining provisional ballots have been processed by the Tuolumne County Elections Office, and on Monday officials will begin the mandatory 1% manual count.

Clerk and Auditor Debi Russell says that 145 of the 662 were not counted, because they were found to be invalid. 118 were from individuals that were not registered to vote by the cut off day, October 20th. 10 did not sign the envelope on the vote-by-mail ballot, five voters were found to not reside in Tuolumne County and nine submitted incomplete ballots.

Additionally, three people were found to have voted twice, and the information will be turned over to the District Attorney for further investigation.

At the close of election night, the Tuolumne County First District Supervisorial race and the Summerville School Board contest were considered, ?too close to call.?

The new tally shows that Liz Bass finished with 2,607 (52%) votes to Randy Selesia´s 2,409 (48%) and reclaimed her Supervisor seat. For the contested second seat open on the Summerville High Board of Trustees, Dennis Spisak finished with 1,885 (24%) votes to Adrienne Alderson´s 1,776 (22%).

Written by BJ Hansen