The latest vote count shows that Measure AA, the $300 million bond measure for the open space district, has picked up a lot more yes votes.
As of 6 p.m. Thursday, the yes votes totaled 52,937 and the no votes, 25,613.
To pass, the measure must win support from two-thirds of the voters. Two-thirds of the current total vote is 52,367. That means that the current yes vote is 570 votes over that two-thirds threshold.
There are still some ballots yet to count, including provisional and mail-in ballots dropped off on Election Day. If two out of three of the remaining ballots are yes votes, the measure will pass.
The current vote count by county is:
● San Mateo County: 17, 167 yes and 9,005 no.
● Santa Clara County: 35,770 yes and 16,608 no.
In Santa Cruz County, where only a small rural area is in the district, only one vote was cast and it was for the measure.
The district wants the authority to issue up to $300 million in bonds to improve, preserve and restore its properties, and to purchase land needed to connect trails and preserve plant and animal habitats.
● Check these links for the latest count:
● See earlier story (May 14, 2014)