Some 7,000 ballots remain
It might be a while before the results of those close races in Madera County’s 2012 election, especially the contest for county supervisor for District 3, are known.
According to Susan Conner of the Madera County Elections Department, more than 7,000 votes remain to be counted countywide before the tally will be complete.
The elections department is holding 4,859 vote-by-mail ballots that were turned in the last day. Voters had until 5 p.m. on election day to turn in those absentee ballots. Of those ballots, 1,041 were from Madera County Supervisorial District 3, which encompasses much of the City of Madera.
In addition, 2,339 provisional ballots remain to be counted. These are ballots cast at the polls by voters to whom absentee ballots were mailed. Before they can be counted, it must be verified that the absentee ballot sent to the voter has not been turned in...