Updated Election Results Released

Updated Election Results Released

Trish Spencer leads Amos White for the second open City Council seat by less than 100 votes in the latest election results update.

Spencer has 14,234 votes, according to the latest Alameda County Registrar of Voter (ACROV) tally, which was released Thursday, Nov. 12. White has the third most votes with 14,163 votes. The two candidates are separated by just 71 total votes.

Malia Vella leads all candidates with 16,003 votes for the City Council. Current Councilmember Jim Oddie will not be returning to the Council. He has the fourth most votes with 13,149. Gig Codiga is in fifth place with 12,925 votes. More than 230 votes went to write-in candidates.

Measure Z, the pro-multiunit housing development measure that would amend Article 26 of the Alameda City Charter is expected to fail. The gap between “no” and “yes” votes widened in the new update. There are now 25,023 “no” votes compared to 16,728 “yes” votes. “No” votes account for 59.93 percent of the votes, while “yes” votes account for 40.07 percent. “Yes” votes needed just a one-vote majority to pass.

Measure AA will pass easily after the vote is certified. The measure also widened its vote gap in the latest update. There are currently 28,544 “yes” votes for the measure compared to 10,283 “no” votes. The measure also needs just a simple majority for it to pass. Measure AA will amend the Alameda City Charter to clarify functions and duties of the City Council and city manager authorize the city attorney to prosecute misdemeanors, update language to be gender-neutral, and more.

Megan Sweet is pegged to defeat Beth Aney for the third Alameda Unified School District board seat. Sweet has 13,159 votes. Aney has 12,892 votes for fourth place in the school board member election. Verna Castro is just off the pace with 12,793 votes for fifth place.

Along with Sweet, Jennifer Williams and Heather Little will capture board seats. Williams leads all candidates with 20,016 votes. Little is close behind with 19,031 votes.

Kevin Kennedy and Kevin Kearney will return to their positions as Alameda city treasurer and city auditor, respectively. Kearney has 29,507 votes and 30,808 votes.

All votes have been collected by the ACROV. The ACROV will certify the vote count in the coming days.