Some Local Election Results Still Tentative

Some Local Election Results Still Tentative

The races for Alameda Mayor and City Council have resulted in tight races, still too close to call. The tentative results which are still pending the counting of some 90,000 unprocessed mail-in ballots and an unknown number of walk-in, mail-in ballots, show Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft leading in the mayoral race by 213 votes.

In the Council race, John Knox White leads in total number of votes with 6,309. If he can maintain his lead -- currently 420 votes -- over next-highest vote getter Tony Daysog, he will become Alameda’s next Vice Mayor. Should Trish Spencer lose in her bid for Mayor, three Council seats will become available. Knox White and Daysog will occupy the first two seats, but less than 30 votes separate Jim Oddie and Robert Matz for third place.

The results in the race for seats on the Alameda Unified School District Board of Education are a bit clearer, but one of the seats might still switch before all the mail-in ballots are counted. Mia Bonta is the clear front runner with more than 2,000 votes over the next closest contender, Gary Lym. Anne McKereghan is approximately 1,000 votes behind Lym.

In the Alameda Health Care District race, Dennis Popalardo is the clear winner for the open seat with some 4,100 votes over Mike McMahon.

Measure F, securing funding for essential city services through an increased sales tax, passed handily with 61 percent of the vote. The other hotly-contested rent-control Measure K did not pass as 59 percent voted “no.”

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters may take until next week to complete counting the mail-in ballots. More results from the registrar’s office are expected at 5 p.m. Nov. 7.

All results are tentative and pending verification from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters.

UPDATE: No new results have been released from the registrar's office as of noon on Nov. 8. More results might be available the morning of Friday, Nov. 9. However, the registrar's office has already stated staff will be counting ballots throughout the weekend. The origin of the ballots is not known, so the number of uncounted ballots from voters in the city of Alameda is not known at this time. 

To see live results from the 2018 election visit the Alameda County Registrar of Voters website at