Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Second Return Adds About 2K Ballots to Tallies, Most Races Remain Wide Open

Posted By on Tue, Nov 3, 2020 at 10:31 PM

click to enlarge Voter Assistance Center Manager Talvi Fried checks to see if people waiting in line are at their assigned precinct in Eureka. - MARK MCKENNA
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  • Voter Assistance Center Manager Talvi Fried checks to see if people waiting in line are at their assigned precinct in Eureka.
The Humboldt County Elections Office has released its second batch of results, adding nearly 1,956 ballots to the initial tally of more than 36,000.

The second return doesn't seem to change a whole lot. In the county's Second District supervisorial runoff, incumbent Estelle Fennell holds a 413-vote advantage over challenger Michelle Bushnell, and holds about 53 percent of the vote.

City council races throughout the county, meanwhile, largely remain too close to call.

Here's a quick look at how local ballot measures are fairing:

Measure A: Would add a $37 parcel tax for Arcata landowners to fund city parks and needs a two-thirds vote to pass — Passing with 79 percent of the vote
Measure B: Would allow the city of Arcata to build and finance additional affordable housing — Passing with 79 percent of the vote
Measure C: Would approve ranked-choice voting in Eureka city council and mayoral elections — Passing with 62 percent of the vote
Measure D: Would authorize $5 million in bond sales for South Bay and Pine Hill schools and needs 55 percent of the vote to pass — Passing with 61 percent of the vote
Measure E: Would continue a 0.75 percent sales tax in the city of Trinidad — Passing with 75 percent of the vote
Measure F: Would add a special tax for property owners in the Arcata Fire Protection District to raise a projected $1.9 million for the district and needs a two-thirds vote to pass — Passing with 76 percent of the vote
Measure G: Would extend a 0.75 percent transaction and use tax in Fortuna into 2033 — Passing with 71 percent of the vote
Measure H: Would indefinitely raise the transaction and use tax in Eureka to 1.25 percent — Passing with 68 percent of the vote
Measure I: Would allow the county of Humboldt to build and finance additional affordable housing — Passing with 69 percent of the vote

Check the county's full second report below to see how the races are shaping up for seats on four special districts, 14 school boards and seven city councils. As you look at the results, keep in mind there are three seats open on the Arcata City and Blue Lake city councils, and two in Fortuna.

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