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Final Plumas ballots to be counted this Friday

Nearly one month after the Nov. 8 election, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to certify the results during its Dec. 6 meeting. But the final results for Plumas County are expected be known by this Friday or by Monday, Nov. 28.

Providing an update, Clerk Recorder Marcy DeMartile said that the remaining votes eligible to be counted had to be postmarked by Nov. 8 and received in her office by Nov. 15. This Friday, Nov. 18, the ballot processing team will open, separate, run, and adjudicate ballots.  “We will have a report either Friday afternoon or Monday morning,” DeMartile said. At that time, Plumas residents will know the final vote tallies for local races as well as the overall voter turnout.

Voting procedures vary by state. California allows a seven-day period for ballots to be received and counted as long as they are postmarked on or before Election Day. Also according to California voting rules, ballot curing is mandated — meaning that counties must contact voters with missing or mismatched envelope signatures so they have an opportunity to submit valid signatures. California election officials are also allowed 30 days to count every ballot.

Following are the local results as of election night. While the final numbers will change, it’s not expected that they will impact the results.

Seneca Measure B:

1,200 Yes votes; and 309 No votes

Plumas Unified School District Trustee Area 5:

Incumbent Leslie Edlund: 812

Challenger Coby Hakalir: 534

Portola City Council (select 2):

Incumbent Phil Oels: 232

Incumbent Bill Powers: 271

Challenger Leah Turner: 266

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