UPDATE 11:53 a.m. Alameda Registrar spokesman Guy Ashley told me over the phone that they are down to a few hundred provisional ballots left to count in Oakland. He called the verification of those remaining “excruciatingly slow” because not only do they have to check on whether voters are actually registered at the proper address, but they also have representatives of the contending campaigns watching over the process, slowing things up.11:30 a.m. KQED’s Tara Siler just received an update of sorts on the Oakland mayoral vote from a spokesman for the Alameda Registrar. Guy Ashley said that the vote count was in the “home stretch,” entailing the scrutiny of the final few provisional ballots. Ashley said the registrar is “not promising” a release of the final vote count today.
Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.