Election results unchanged after more absentee and provisional ballots counted

A little more than 3,000 local absentee and provisional ballots from the June 8 primary election remain uncounted, Clerk-Recorder Julie Rodewald said Monday.

The remaining ballots should be counted and processed on Thursday, she said.

The updated numbers didn’t affect the county sheriff’s race, nor did they change the outcome of the race for 4th District county supervisor or Arroyo Grande’s bond measure to build a new police station.

San Luis Obispo police Capt. Ian Parkinson will still face retired Pismo Beach police Chief Joe Cortez in the fall. Parkinson captured 41 percent of the vote; Cortez had 18 percent.

With the updated numbers, the gap separating Cortez from former county supervisor and retired San Luis Obispo police Sgt. Jerry Lenthall fell to 921 votes from 983 votes on Friday.

The Arroyo Grande bond measure narrowly failed. It received 65 percent approval but needed a two-thirds vote to pass.

Mike Zimmerman and Paul Teixeira are preparing to move on to November’s runoff election for 4th District county supervisor. Unofficial results show Zimmerman with nearly 38 percent of votes cast, followed by Teixeira with 32 percent. Jim Guthrie is now 249 votes behind Teixeira with 30 percent.

-- Cynthia Lambert