The Placer County Office of Elections is expected to certify all of its ballots by midnight tonight, possibly by 8 pm., according to Ryan Ronco, assistant registrar of voters.
"It’s possible it could be eightoclockish," Ronco said. "We feel like it’s unfortunate it’s not at 5 but it is going to be today."
Ronco said elections staff are finishing the vote counts, but more importantly checking write-in votes.
"Once we get that done we can certify the election," said Ronco.
In Roseville, the final results are expected to solidify the three open seats for City Council. The outcome of the Roseville Joint Union High School board is expected to become clear.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting just after Election Day, incumbents Carol Garcia and Pauline Roccucci appeared to secure their spots on the Roseville City Council, with Bonnie Gore joining them in a third open seat.
Garcia earned 20.3 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Placer County elections office, while current Roseville Mayor Roccucci won 19.7 percent.
Newcomer Gore earned 18.7 percent, narrowly edging out longtime community activist Phil Ozenick, who had 16.9 percent.
Government Professor Kim Nalder, founder of Sacramento State University's Project for an Informed Electorate, predicted the two top City Council vote-getters following election night will likely be re-elected. She said there still is a very slim chance that Ozenick could creep back up into third place with potentially 20,000 votes to count.
"Third and fourth could still theoretically change," Nalder said.
In the high school board race, preliminary results showed a less than one percentage point separating the top two contenders, incumbents Jan Pinney and Paige Stauss, as well as third and fourth place candidates, challenger Rene Aguilera and incumbent Gerry Genzlinger.
While at least two incumbents will still sit on the board, with such tight numbers, Nalder said those numbers made it unclear who will be re-elected.
A mere 1.2 percent spread separates all four candidates. They are vying for three open seats of the five-member board. Pinney and Stauss are nearly tied in the lead with 25.50 and 25.47 respectively. Aguilera has 24.33 percent of the vote followed by Genzlinger with 24.29 percent.
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