340,000 L.A. County Ballots Left to be Processed | KCET
340,000 L.A. County Ballots Left to be Processed
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is continuing to process ballots not counted election night, announcing in its bi-weekly update that 340,684 still remain.
The new count gave a slight jump -- 0.32 percent -- for Measure J, which now stands at 65.06 percent. If successful, it would take an already-existing sales tax dedicated to transportation funding set to expire in 2039 and extend it for another 30 years. 66.67 percent, a two-thirds vote, is needed for it to pass. Metro, which manages the sales tax money, has already concluded that Measure J has lost, but County Clerk Dean Logan has deemed it as a "close contest."
The next ballot update will be Tuesday.
Explore how much money has been poured into each proposition with this interactive tool from CalMatters.
For those who have lost their homes this year due to wildfires, voting by mail poses a unique set of challenges, but there are still many ways to vote such as asking for a replacement ballot, voting in person and more.
Para las personas que perdieron sus casas en los incendios de este año, el voto por correo plantea un conjunto único de desafíos, pero hay muchas maneras de votar como el pedir una boleta de reemplazo, votar en persona y más.
COVID-19 has been devastating for schools, and Prop 15 may offer some relief, but additional funding is critical to providing good education and addressing inequities in the system.
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