Elections officials in Alameda County began their day early again Tuesday, tasked with counting several thousand more provisional ballots. But, Oakland’s mayoral race was still considered too close to call.
Thousands of provisional ballots being counted are taking longer than expected, Alameda County Registrar of Voters Dave Macdonald said Monday.
The Oakland mayor’s race is down to two candidates with city councilwoman Jean Quan taking a slim lead over former State Senator Don Perata.
The Alameda County Registrar says the new mayor of Oakland may not be known for several days.
Oakland voters have chosen a new mayor, but the results may not be known for at least a couple of days.
Nine Oakland mayoral candidates generally agreed Thursday night that the city’s next leader needs to fight crime, create more jobs and find a way to balance the city’s budget.