SANTA CRUZ >> Updated election results released Friday show Santa Cruz City Council members Chris Krohn and Drew Glover on track to be recalled and replaced by narrower margins than earlier tallies.
Santa Cruz County Clerk and Registrar of Voters Gail Pellerin said that a final tally from the March 3 election is expected March 27. The state deadline to certify the election is March 31.
“We have some outstanding provisional ballots to reconcile,” Pellerin wrote in a statement Friday. “We will be here next week to continue our ballot processing and audits. The deadline for voters to cure a signature is Friday, March 27.”
Voters who need to fix signatures were mailed instructions, Pellerin said.
The “yes” vote to remove Chris Krohn tightened from 54.5% of the vote on March 6 to 52.3% on Friday. It needs more than 50% to pass. The “yes” vote to remove Drew Glover narrowed from 56.7% to 54.5%.
Former Santa Cruz Mayor Katherine Beiers still appeared poised to replace Krohn with 54.7% of the vote. Elementary school educator Renee Golder is set to replace Glover with 59.2% of the vote, should the recall pass.
Vote tallies changed in other races with Friday’s update but many outcomes did not.
Measure S, the Cabrillo College bond measure, still looked like it would not reach the 55% threshold to pass. It had 52.55% of the vote Friday.
Santa Cruz County Supervisor John Leopold and runner-up Manu Koenig appeared headed toward a Nov. 3 runoff in the District 1 supervisors race. Leopold held 45.7% to Koenig’s 30.6% Friday. Koenig gained about 1 percentage point since the last tally.
More unofficial results as of March 20 are below.
Local election results
Should Santa Cruz City Councilmember Drew Glover be removed from office? – needs majority vote to pass
Which candidate should replace Glover, should he be removed from office?
Should Santa Cruz City Councilmember Chris Krohn be removed from office? – needs majority vote to pass
Who should replace Krohn, if he’s removed from office?
Measure R – Cabrillo College bond – needs 55% to pass
Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge
Nancy de la Peña
Jack D. Gordon
State assemblymember, 29th district
Incumbent Mark Stone (D)
Shomir Banerjee (R)
State assemblymember, 30th district
Incumbent Robert Rivas (D)
Gregory Swett (R)
State senator, 17th district
John Laird (D)
Maria Cadenas (D)
Vicki Nohrden (R)
John M. Nevill (D)
U.S. Representative of Congress, 18th Congressional District
Anna Eshoo (D)
Rishi Kumar (R)
Phil Reynolds (R)
Richard B. Fox
Bob Goodwyn (Libertarian)
U.S. Representative of Congress, 20th Congressional District
Jimmy Panetta (D)
Adam Bolaños Scow (D)
Jeff Gorman (R)
Measure S: San Lorenzo Valley School District bond – needs 55% to pass
Measure T: Santa Cruz High School District parcel tax (needs 66.66% to pass)
Measure U: Santa Cruz Elementary School District parcel tax (needs 66.66% to pass)
Measure V: Soquel School District parcel tax (needs 66.66% to pass)
Measure W: Santa Cruz City Contracts for Public Works (Majority vote needed to pass)
Measure X: Santa Cruz City Schools district elections (needs majority vote to pass)
Measure Y: Watsonville sales tax for public safety
Measure Z: Scotts Valley sales tax (needs majority vote to pass)