As at the 18th of November, over 90 percent of the mail ballots from Santa Cruz County had been counted. The initial reported results do still stand.

According to Gail Pellerin, County Clerk, staff would be putting in time this weekend in order to finish the process of counting and canvassing. Still to be counted are around about 7500 provisional ballots and 7000 mail ballots.

This leaves the outcome of some of the races at a local level in doubt.

Measure D has been identified as the main contender in the too-close-to-call section, with a mall lead of 67.43 percent. In order for the half-cent sales tax to fund improvements in transportation countywide, for pedestrians, bicycles, disability services, buses, repairs to bridges and roads and to add an extra lane to Highway 1, a two-thirds majority is required.

The candidate representing the Scotts Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees, Corey Warner had a lead of 55 votes over Stephanie Espinola for the contested two-year seat.

Alan L. Smith came out on top with a 107-vote lead over Arthur E. Smith for the Scotts Valley Fire Protection District.