MAY 7, 2019 – LAKEPORT FIRE PROTECTION
DISTRICT’S SPECIAL ELECTION
OFFICIAL CANVASS – BALLOTS REMAINING TO BE COUNTED
The May 7, 2019 Special Election Results released on Election Night are not final. Below, please find the number of ballots remaining to be counted during the 30-day Official Canvass period:
VBM ballots dropped off at the Polls on Election Day: 69
VBM ballots postmarked on or before May 7 and received by May 10: 320
★VBM ballots that require further review for various reasons: 48
★Provisional Ballots: 1
GRAND TOTAL: 438
★Provisional Ballots and VBM ballots requiring further review may be entirely counted, partially counted or not counted.
OFFICIAL CANVASS AND
There are many checks and balances when certifying election results. The process of certifying election results, also known as the official canvass, is mandated by state law to make sure the public can have confidence in the integrity of the final results. Lake County has not historically updated results between the unofficial Election Night results and the final certified results of the Election. Instead, we prioritize the careful steps required to complete the canvass. Interim unofficial results have no bearing on the final outcome of District Measure M. Only final certified results will determine whether District Measure M receives at least 66.7% to pass and become effective; or less than 66.7% to not pass.