McClung leads Ferreira by 15 votes and McKimmie leads King by 5; totals may still be incomplete

Posted by on Sat, November 19, 2005

Bonnie McClung widened her lead over Mike Ferreira for Half Moon Bay City Council in the results posted by the County at 4:30pm today. She now leads 1,858 to 1,843 votes.  Meanwhile, Bruce McKimmie now leads Alex King 735 to 730 in the Point Montara Fire Protection District race.

It’s unclear whether these are the final totals, but there may be new totals posted on Monday at 4:30pm.

Comment 1
Sun, November 20, 2005 11:30am
lani ream
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Could someone redefine “provisional” ballots for me? Do you have to deliver them yourself to the precent? Can someone fill one out for you and take it in? Can absentee ballots also be provisional ballots? lani ream

Comment 2
Sun, November 20, 2005 2:47pm
Scott Boyd
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A provisional ballot is one that a voter may request at the precinct when there is insufficient information available to a poll worker to allow that person to vote a regular ballot.

An earlier Coastsider article gives more details.

Comment 3
Mon, November 21, 2005 9:36am
Jim Reed
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Seems to me there was a picture of Mike Ferreira’s victory celebration in the news paper the day after the elections. Was that some bad Karma or Mike just being his smug self? Go Bonnie!

Comment 4
Mon, November 21, 2005 12:11pm
Scott Boyd
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1549 to 1490, a 59 vote lead with 8 of 8 precincts reporting was a considerable lead.  Cheerfulness seemed indicated.

Has Half Moon Bay ever seen a change in the outcome in the late count before?

Comment 5
Mon, November 21, 2005 6:05pm
ken king
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Mike looked happy in the photo, but Reed looks like the smug one in print.

I agree w/ Ken. It seems that Mr. Reed may be generating some bad Karma of his own.

Comment 7
Fri, November 25, 2005 9:35am
Matt Berman
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Am I the only one who thinks it’s odd, if not downright suspicious, that the provisional (read dubious, unregistered, unverifiable, etc.) ballots nearly all seemed to go one way? Is anyone checking into their validity—making sure there are really houses at the given addresses, checking with the people who supposedly voted to make sure they really did, etc.?