November 17, 2010

Registrar Says All San Leandro Ballots Have Been Counted

According to the Alameda County Registrar of Voters, all ballots from the November 2, 2010, election have been counted. That means that the vote counts released on November 13, 2010, will likely be final.

On Monday, November 15, 2010, the Registrar began a manual tally of 1% of the votes cast, a standard procedure conducted after every election. The deadline for Registrar to certify the vote is November 30, but the Registrar hopes to be able to certify the vote on November 19.

Mayor-elect Stephen Cassidy and newly elected and re-elected members of the San Leandro City Council will be sworn in at the end of the December 20, 2010, meeting. Each person will have the opportunity to give a speech after they are sworn in. You can see the speeches from 2008 here.

At the November 15 meeting of the San Leandro City Council, City Attorney Jayne Williams was asked to respond to RCV concerns expressed by Mayor Tony Santos. Williams said that she agreed with the analysis by FairVote's Rob Richie and stated, "It is a 50% plus one vote of the votes cast per round and then the majority candidate is declared the winner. So there has been some discussion that I'm aware of in terms of the interpretation of that as it pertains to our charter but I do believe that our charter comports with the ordinance that was adopted by the Council in April which sets forth clearly what the process was."

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at November 17, 2010 10:21 PM | TrackBack
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