Registrar’s office busy with provisional and mail-in ballots

Staffers at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters office are resuming counting some 475,000 provisional and mail-in general election ballots today, according to Registrar Deborah Seiler.

The ballots are a looming issue since several major races from Tuesday’s election remain too close to call.

The unofficial tally of Ramona ballot items remains the same as Wednesday, since the registrar’s office has not released any new results. Proposition R, Ramona school district’s bid for a $66 million bond, remains 5.54 percentage points short of the 55 percent Yes votes needed for passage.

Duncan Hunter retains his Congressional seat, with 60 percent of District 50 voters casting ballots for him and 32 percent for his opponent, David Secor.

Among regional too-close-to-call election, Port Commissioner Scott Peters leads Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Solana Beach, by 685 votes in his attempt to wrestle away the 52nd Congressional District seat; Solana Beach Deputy Mayor Dave Roberts holds a 1,896-vote edge over Bilbray’s chief of staff, Steve Danon, in their race to succeed retiring county Supervisor Pam Slater-Price; and Nancy Ann Hensch leads Rose Marie Dishman by 421 votes for the third of three seats on the Palomar College governing board.

Counting could take a few weeks, Seiler said. Updated vote totals will be posted online at by 5 p.m. each workday, she said.

It could be late next week before the large number of uncounted ballots is whittled well down, she said.

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