County Registrar on the Sundberg vs Madrone Race

Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, June 6, 2018 @ 8:46 a.m. / Elections

This morning I got ahold of our County Registrar of Voters, Kelly Sanders, to get her thought on the very tight "too close to call" race between Ryan Sundberg and Steve Madrone. As I mentioned in my previous post with Hank Sims, only 33 vote separate the two candidate for 5th District Supervisor.

Sanders, who was just re-elected as County Clerk, Recorder, Registrar of Voters (she ran unopposed), explained the fact that many people have dropped ballots. About 750 "vote by mail" ballots were dropped off at the registrar's office, over 2500 ballots came into their office by mail yesterday. Additionally, voters could turn in their "vote by mail" ballot at any polling place yesterday. Sanders says there is no way to know what area all these ballots come from. Only ones from the 5th district will affect the outcome of the Sundberg/Madrone race.

It will be a month before the election is officially certified, however, Sanders says that they are hoping to be able to put out initial results in about 2 weeks. For now we hold our breath.