The following is a news release from the County of Marin:
Nearly 61,000 ballots were counted by theMarin County Elections Officestaff on Election Day, and about 30,000 vote-by-mail and provisional ballots still need to be counted to certify the election.
The first results were posted at 8:08 p.m. November 4 and the count ended by 10:43 p.m., Registrar Lynda Roberts said. Her staff has 28 days to finish the count and certify the final results.
“It was relatively smooth sailing throughout,” Roberts said. “The team effort of everyone involved, including our team of extra hires, really makes the difference. We are like a big family, and I feel very fortunate to be working with this dedicated and professional group of people. They deserve the credit for making this a successful day.”
In the most recent gubernatorial election in November 2010, participation by registered voters was 76.17 in Marin. Roberts said it is unlikely that the turnout for this election will be that high, but “it should be about 60 percent.”
About 30 full-time Elections Office staff members and 585 poll station workers workedTuesday night. Part-time employees will continue to count ballots over the next few weeks.