Of the ballots counted so far it looks like Measure W is going down to defeat. With 80 percent of precincts reporting as of last night Measure W had 15,845 NO votes, and 11,585 YES votes. Measure W would uphold an outdoor growing ban and limit indoor grows of marijuana to 12 plants. Nevada County Supervisors earlier passed a resolution of intent saying they would rescind the ban if Measure W failed.
Nevada City’s Measure Y is also projected to be defeated. It’s a citizen initiative that pushes for stricter regulation on short-term rental services in Nevada city. The measure was falling short with 65.3 percent NO votes and 34.6 percent YES votes.
In the District 1 Supervisor race between Democrat Heidi Hall and Duane Strawser , Heidi Hall is in the lead with 3,746 votes to Strawser’s 2,875 votes. Strawser who is a life long Democrat registered as “No Party Preference” for the non-partisan Supervisor race, as recommended by the FPPC for all non-partisan races. (An Earlier version of this story said Strawser was a Republican. KNCO regrets the error.)
In the District 2 Supervisors race Ed Scofield is headed to keep his seat on the Board. He has garnered 3,018 votes to challenger Rich Harris’ 1,949 votes. Harris, an Alta Sierra insurance business owner with no political experience registered to run on the last possible day to enter the race , saying no candidate should run unopposed.
In the battle for Congressional District 1 Doug LaMalfa the Republican incumbent will be facing Democrat Jim reed in the November Election.
In State Senate District 1 Ted Gaines the incumbent will face Rob Rowen in the November general election.
And Assembly District 1 incumbent Brian Dahle, will face Donn Coenen in a run off in the November General Election.
The unofficial precincts reports from the Nevada County elections office show of 66 thousand-178 registered voters , 27,852 cast a ballot with a voter turnout of 42.09%
There are still several ballots remaining to be counted, including 4,538 vote by mail ballots
1,371 Provisional ballots remain to be counted
179 Ballots voted but not scanned
Unknown number of Truckee ballots remaining to be counted.
Roughly between 6-8,000 ballots remain to be counted.