Politics & Elections

Remaining ballots dwindling

THREE ELECTIONS of interest to West Orange County remain undecided (Shutterstock).

Three electoral contests on the ballot in the West Orange County area remain undecided as the number of ballots to be processed dwindles.

According to the county registrar of voters, there remained 13,485 ballots from the Nov. 8 general election to be counted as of the end of business on Tuesday. It’s unknown how many of them would affect the tally in the trio of local races.

In the Ocean View School District, where voters are filling three seats, Morgan Westmoreland has 12,649 votes (19.53 percent) in third place. In fourth place is John Briscoe with 12,579 votes (19.42 percent). Thats a difference of 70 votes, up from the 57-vote margin on Monday.

The District 1 seat election for the Westminster City Council showed Amy Phan West with 3,142 votes (50.08 percent) to John Gentile with 3,132 votes (49.92 percent), a difference of 10 votes. That’s the same as on Monday.

Measure O, which would provide for the taxation of cannabis products in Huntington Beach, has the support of 42,456 votes, compared to 35,209 opposed. That’s a “yes” vote of 54.67 percent, a slight gain from Monday’s 54.61 percent.

However, according to the city clerk’s office, the tax measure will require 55 percent plus one vote in favor to pass.

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