Fewer than 300 ballots remain uncounted from the June 8 primary election, county Clerk-Recorder Julie Rodewald said today.
The county Clerk-Recorder’s office has counted nearly 3,000 ballots this week. Rodewald said she expected the remainder to be counted today.
Updated numbers from Rodewald’s office did not affect the county sheriff race, though the gap separating retired Pismo Beach police Chief Joe Cortez and retired San Luis Obispo police Sgt. Jerry Lenthall increased.
Cortez will face San Luis Obispo police Capt. Ian Parkinson on Nov. 2 in the race for county sheriff. Parkinson had captured 41 percent of the vote, while Cortez had 18 percent and Lenthall received 17 percent.
There are now 1,001 votes separating Cortez and Lenthall.
The Arroyo Grande bond measure narrowly failed, needing a two-thirds vote to pass. It received 65 percent approval.
Arroyo Grande councilman Jim Guthrie finished third in the race for 4th District county supervisor, now 268 votes behind Paul Teixeira, a Lucia Mar school district trustee. Teixeria received 32 percent of the vote; Guthrie received 30 percent.
The top vote-getter, Mike Zimmerman, received 38 percent of the vote and will face Teixeria in the November runoff.
-- Cynthia Lambert