EL CENTRO – The Registrar of Voters has released the latest tally of mail in ballots. This year the mail in ballots outnumbered the votes cast in polling booths, the mail-in ballots numbered 19,267 to votes cast 16,108.
Of the 61,108 registered voters, the Valley hit a high of almost 58% voter turnout with 35,373 votes to date.
The mail in ballots that reached the registrar before November 6th were counted early and the first numbers released by the county office. The numbers released in the days after the election were those turned in the day of voting. The Registrar office still has the provincial ballots to sort through and count those found to be legal votes.
The leaders in the IID district races, Steve Benson and Bruce Kuhn, have maintained their considerable leads, while Norma Galindo continues to lead the field of six.