◼ 'Grinding on': Elections office continues to sort through ballots; final results likely more than a week away
Local candidates have some more waiting to do.
With the outcomes of a few local races still hanging in the balance 11 days after Election Day, the Humboldt County Elections Office continues to have its hands full with post-election audits and final results remain but a proverbial speck on the horizon.
”We're really grinding on this as hard and as fast as we can,” Humboldt County Registrar of Voters Carolyn Crnich said Friday. “But, accuracy over speed. We want to do it once and do it right.”
There is a hard deadline looming. The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors must certify the election results at its Nov. 30 meeting, which will kick off a five-day period in which candidates or members of the public can challenge the results or demand a recount.