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UPDATES: Sacramento Co. Measures Falling Short Of Passage


Sacramento County received 160,000 vote-by-mail ballots before the election and hundreds of thousands of ballots on Tuesday.

Just before midnight Wednesday, County Registrar Jill Lavine said some races that are too close to call will remain that way.

"We won't know much of anything until tomorrow when we count how many vote-by-mail ballots actually got turned in and start processing those and how many provisional ballots we got turned in," says Lavine. "Then we can start estimating the turnout and where they all from. But, until we get them into the system, get them signature-checked, I don't even know where they came from."

LaVine says elections officials do not count ballots as they are turned in.

Vote-by-mail ballots will be counted first, followed by provisional ballots.

Results of Wednesday, Nov. 9:

Measure B, which would levy a half cent sales tax for road and transit projects in the county, has 64.8 percent of the votes. It's falling short of the 67 percent it needs to pass.

Measure G, which would levy a $75 tax on land parcels for school construction and program funding, has 65 percent of the votes. It's short of the two-thirds required to pass.

Measure L, which would create a commission that would take the authority to draw city council districts away from city council members, has 52.9 percent of the votes. It needs a majority to pass.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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