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Benicia Council election: Scott and Birdseye are in

Solano County shows “no outstanding ballots to process” – final result is unofficial, but election is all but complete

By Roger Straw, November 18, 2022

Day by day vote results Nov 8-18
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All ballots counted, handful of exceptions…
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ALL mail-in ballots and provisional ballots have now been counted. The Registrar of Voters can still receive ballots dropped off at other counties, and signature cure letters can be received until November 28th. The Registrar of Voters expects to certify the final result by November 30.


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Wednesday Benicia election results: the race is called for sure

All mail-in and election day ballots counted, bulk of provisional ballots counted, only about 300 countywide remain to be counted, only about 30 for Benicia, not enough to affect the outcome.

By Roger Straw, November 16, 2022

Wednesday’s count of provisional ballots at our Solano County Registrar of Voters did not affect the final outcome of Benicia’s City Council race. Frontrunners Terry Scott and Kari Birdseye maintained a solid lead, and are now assured victory.

Today’s Preliminary Results (click image to enlarge)
Click image to enlarge. Source: Solano County Registrar of Voters.
Yesterday, Nov 15 Today, Nov 16
Scott: 5,613 votes, 24.74% Scott: +29 votes = 5,642votes,
24.77%
Birdseye: 5,391 votes, 23.76% Birdseye: +23 votes = 5,414 votes, 23.77%
Largaespada: 5,243 votes, 23.11% Largaespada: +17 votes = 5,260 votes, 23.09%
Strawbridge: 4,793 votes, 21.13% Strawbridge: +17 votes = 4,810 votes, 21.11%
Innes: 1,645 votes, 7.25% Innes: +10 votes = 1,655 votes,
7.26%

Scott’s lead over Birdseye increased today by 6 from 222 to 228. Birdseye’s lead over Largaespada increased by 6 from 148 to 154.

Votes outstanding (click image to enlarge)
Click image to enlarge. Source: Solano County Registrar of Voters.

ALL mail-in ballots have now been counted. Another 322 or so provisional ballots – countywide – must be counted. Benicia is typically about 10% of total Solano votes, so there are perhaps 30 or so provisional ballots for Benicia, clearly not enough to change any of the final results. This election race is over for sure!

The Registrar of Voters expects to certify the final result by November 30.


Previous updates on the BenIndy:

Today’s Benicia election results: Vote margins don’t change much

Mail-in ballots all but complete, counting of provisional ballots began today.

By Roger Straw, November 15, 2022

As expected, Tuesday’s count of additional mail-in ballots at our Solano County Registrar of Voters did not affect the likely final outcome of Benicia’s City Council race. Frontrunners Terry Scott and Kari Birdseye maintained a solid lead.

Today’s Preliminary Results
Click image to enlarge. Source: Solano County Registrar of Voters.
  • Scott has 5,613 votes, 24.74%
  • Birdseye has 5,391 votes, 23.76%
  • Largaespada has 5,243 votes, 23.11%
  • Strawbridge has 4,793 votes, 21.13%
  • Innes has 1,645 votes, 7.25%
By the numbers – note day-by-day vote margins at right…
Click image to enlarge. Source: BenIndy, numbers from Solano County Registrar of Voters.

Scott’s lead over Birdseye decreased today by one from 223 to 222. Birdseye’s lead over Largaespada increased from 142 to 148.

Votes outstanding…
Click image to enlarge. Source: Solano County Registrar of Voters.

Unless there are any surprises, ALL mail-in ballots have now been counted. Another 1,012 or so provisional ballots – countywide – must be counted. Benicia is typically about 10% of total Solano votes, so there are perhaps 100 more provisional ballots for Benicia. The Registrar of Voters expects to certify the final result by November 30.


Previous updates on the BenIndy:

Benicia election results: Scott and Birdseye increase their lead

Scott and Birdseye distancing from incumbents, will be sworn in on December 6

By Roger Straw, November 14, 2022

As expected, Monday’s count of additional mail-in ballots at our Solano County Registrar of Voters increased the leads by frontrunners Terry Scott and Kari Birdseye.

Many have presumed the race is over.  But on Friday, incumbent Councilmember Lionel Largaespada conceded on his Facebook page, and both the Benicia Herald and this Benicia Independent called the race for Scott and Birdseye.  (I read somewhere that Christina Strawbridge conceded, but I am unable to confirm it.)

By the numbers – the lead increased each day…

Scott’s lead over Birdseye has remained pretty much equal, increasing only from 209 to 223.

Birdseye’s lead over Largaespada has increased from only 42 to 112, and tonight to 142.

Ballots still outstanding…

All but  approximately 250 mail-in ballots have been counted. Another 1,671 or so provisional ballots must be counted. The Registrar of Voters expects to certify the final result by November 30.


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