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)
|Yesterday, Nov 15||Today, Nov 16|
|Scott: 5,613 votes, 24.74%||Scott: +29 votes = 5,642votes,
|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,
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)
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 November 15, 2022
- Benicia election results: Scott and Birdseye increase their lead November 14, 2022
- Benicia voters appear to reject incumbents, Valero in City Council election November 12, 2022
- Benicia elects Terry Scott and Kari Birdseye to City Council November 11, 2022
- Benicia City Council: Largaespada concedes Nov. 10
- Benicia City Council: Scott & Birdseye increase their lead Nov. 10
- About that big number of outstanding ballots Nov. 10
- Birdseye moves up, now leading in second place Nov. 9
- Benicia City Council race: Wait, it’s not over yet! Nov. 9