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Woodside council election: write-in vote count won't start until Wednesday

 

The write-in votes for Chris Shaw, who is challenging Nancy Reyering for a seat on the Woodside council, won't be reported tonight, a San Mateo County elections official said.

The count of write-in votes won't begin until Wednesday, Nov. 4, and it's unknown when those votes will be reported, the official said.

Votes for Ms. Reyering, whose name is on the ballot, will be reported tonight.

Mr. Shaw is running as a write-in candidate. To vote for him, voters must write in his name on the ballot.

The Elections Office has been receiving ballots through the mail and scanning them into a database since mid-October, but the actual counting doesn't begin until the polls close, the official said.

Tallies for registered candidates whose names are on the ballot are done electronically, but write-in votes are counted manually, the official said.

Each write-in ballot must be examined individually by an Elections Office employee to ensure that the name written in matches the name filed as a write-in candidate. If it matches, the ballot is accepted into the system, the official said.

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