The latest update released by the county Registrar of Voters on Wednesday affected numbers but not overall results.
In the Calexico Unified School District Board race, Ciro Calderon and Leticia Vizcarra continue to be the likely winners of the two available seats.
Calderon has 2,443 votes and Vizcarra follows with 2,365 votes while Vincent Cuevas is third with 2,201 votes.
On Tuesday, Vizcarra was ahead of Cuevas by 183 votes. By Wednesday morning she was ahead by 169 votes, and after the latest update Wednesday afternoon that distance was shortened to 164 votes.
In the Central Union High School District Board race, the leading candidates for the three available seats are still on top. Ryan Childers has 5,840 votes, followed by Jacinto “Jay” Jiménez with 5,235 votes. Steve Walker, who is in third place with 4,872 votes, is 769 votes ahead of fourth place Peter Rodriguez, who has 4,103 votes.
In the Seeley Union School District Board, Patricia Burton gathered a handful of votes in Wednesday’s update and continues in first place with 247 votes. Second-place vote-getter Elisa Carlos has 241 votes, while James Garcia is in third place with 227 votes.
In the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors races, Bruce Kuhn has 18,564 votes and seems well on his way to becoming Division 2 director by beating incumbent John Pierre Menvielle, who has 13,265 votes. In the Division 4 race, Steve Benson has 18,322 votes while incumbent Stella Mendoza has 14,152 votes.
In Division 5, Norma Sierra Galindo has 8,014 votes while runner up Wally Leimgruber has 7,229 votes. The top candidates in all three races have been the same since Election Day, and the same can be said about Calexico and Holtville council races.
In Calexico, incumbent John Moreno has 3,075 votes, Joong Kim has 2,936 votes and Luis Castro has 2,371 votes. Guillermo “Willie” Hermosillo is in fourth place and 134 votes away from Castro, who is the second incumbent in this council keeping his seat. Unlike Castro, Mayor Daniel Romero seems to be out of the race as he is sixth in the race.
Meanwhile in Holtville, incumbent David Bradshaw is running ahead of Virginia “Ginger” Ward and James Predmore, who seem to be the other two winning candidates. Bradshaw has 569 votes, Ward has 527 and Predmore has 514.
Elections Coordinator Debra Porter said that she doesn’t expect races to change with subsequent updates since trends set after election night tend to hold.
“Not that it couldn’t change;” she said while referring to races, “but it usually does not.”
About 900 more ballots were processed Wednesday, meaning 36,216 ballots have been processed so far after an election that hoped to get the participation of some 61,000 registered voters.
As it is, participation is nearly 60 percent and this percentage could increase somewhat after provisional ballots are processed. However, not all provisional ballots will count after verification, warned Porter, while noting that all vote-by-mail ballots have been processed. There are about 4,000 provisional ballots yet to be verified and processed.
All ballots are expected to be processed by the end of this month.
Staff Writer Alejandro Davila can be reached at 760-337-3445 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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