Elections Officials Will Report Number Of Uncounted Votes Thursday, New Vote Count On Friday

The numbers for Tuesday’s special election show voters favoring the recall of Shasta County District Two Supervisor Leonard Moty, but with a margin of only 384 votes, the key question is how many ballots remain to be counted. County Clerk and Registrar of Voters Cathy Darling-Allen told us on Wednesday that well over a thousand have not yet been tallied. On Thursday her office will say just how many remain and on Friday the numbers will be updated, perhaps showing a clear winner. The latest numbers show just under 53% in favor of the recall and just over 47% opposed. In the second question, the leading replacement candidate is Dale Ball with 36%, but he’s just 33 votes ahead of Tim Garmin. Tony Hayward trails with 18% and Tarick Mahmoud with 11%. There are around 21,000 registered voters in District Two. The turnout for the recall election appears at this point to be around 32%, but that will increase as more ballots are counted. At any rate, far fewer than 10,000 people have likely chosen how county politics will be run for the near future.