The Registrar will then provide periodic updates through the evening, as ballots from almost 800 polling stations throughout the county are returned and counted.
It will take several days for the county to count all the ballots, many of which are expected to be vote-by-mail ballots that are hand delivered to polling stations today.
Vote-by-mail ballots must be turned-in no later than 8pm today – it’s too late to mail, as a postmark doesn’t count.
After tonight, the Registrar doesn’t expect any updates until around 5pm Thursday evening.
California law then allows the Registrar 28 days after election day, or until December 3rd, to certify the final results.
Action Alameda News plans to provide periodic updates through the evening.