We checked in with the lovely poll workers over at Woodstock Child Development Center and confirmed that their scanner did bite the dust this morning, but that it was replaced by the folks from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters with a working one.
The votes collected prior to the arrival of the replacement scanner went into a ballot box. They should be counted by poll workers and the votes tallied at the ROV.
The very nice folks over at Woodstock told us they got a whole bunch of vote-by-mail ballots walked into the polling place today, and a mess of provisionals. Those will have to be counted after the scanned ballots are tallied.
Last election, the registrar collected something like 30,000 vote-by-mail ballots and 6,500 provisional ballots. It took them eight days to count most of those. According to the registrar’s website, They had 185,000 vote-by-mail ballots that had not yet been turned in as of Friday. And they expected record turnout today.
As always, more to come …