As of Wednesday, Jackson was 83 votes ahead of Edney. By Thursday, Jackson was winning by only 62 votes for the third and final council seat.
The El Centro City Council election was one of the only races that showed any significant movement following an update about noon Thursday.
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The latest figures come from the roughly 600 mail-in votes received by the county registrar Monday and Tuesday, said county elections coordinator Debra Porter.
“We still have a little over 1,300 (votes) in various states of getting to count,” said Porter.
One seat in the Calipatria City Council race is also contested as incumbent Raul Navarro is leading Maria Nava-Froelich with 129 votes against 123.
Other county races remain largely unchanged.
A “substantial” amount of remaining votes are mail-in ballots dropped at the polls, Porter said, adding these ballots will be verified before they can be counted Monday.
There is no information on the number of ballots that belong to a particular precinct yet, she said.
The remaining provisional ballots, of which the verification process is lengthier, may be counted as early as Wednesday, Porter said.
An official result is expected Nov. 18, Porter said. Still, there is the possibility that votes will be counted in full Thursday.
“It’s all been going good,” Porter said. “I’m optimistic that we’ll be done shortly.”
Some 8,143 votes have been counted so far, according to the county registrar Web site, of which 4,278 of those votes are mail-in votes. The remaining 3,865 are precinct turnout.
Some 34,093 voters were eligible to vote in this election. The next election update will take place Monday.
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