Placer County Elections Office: election to be certified at midnight

Several Auburn-area races hang in the balance
By: Jon Schultz, Journal Staff Writer
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The Placer County Elections Office’s canvassing process will be certified by midnight Thursday, according to the after-hours message on the office’s answering machine Wednesday.

There had been 43,090 ballots in Placer County yet to be added to election night totals from Nov. 6, that left several Auburn-area races too close to call.

State law allows 28 days after an election before it must be certified. The Placer County Elections Office said its goal was to certify the election before Thanksgiving.

The Auburn City Council race for two seats is one of the most contentious, with just two votes separating challenger Gary Moffat (2,375 votes) and incumbent Keith Nesbitt (2,373), while the other incumbent, Dr. Bill Kirby, holds the overall lead by 44 (2,419).

There are 9,500 ballots that had yet to be added to the count in Supervisor District 5, which encompasses Auburn’s city limits and stretches east to the shores of Lake Tahoe.


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