San Diego County confirmed that it will release certified results on Thursday from the April 5 special election for District 80, which includes Chula Vista and parts of National City and South San Diego.
"The results are due to be certified on April 14. The county reported that the Registrar expects to use every minute of the certification period to make sure the results are accurate," the county reported.
According to the county, "it will still be necessary to count a number of pending mail-in ballots after Election Day. The Registrar's office mailed nearly 250,000 ballots for this election, and a portion of them was delivered to polling places or picked up by the Postal Service on Election Day."
Mail-in ballots sent before April 5 or April 5 have seven days to arrive if they are postmarked by Election Day.
Then there are the provisional votes.
Although candidates Georgette Gómez and David Álvarez obtained more votes and therefore went to the second round, the result is not official until the vote count ends.
With no candidate getting more than 50 percent of the vote, the state assembly hopefuls for District 80 will be on the June 7 ballot.
Whoever wins will represent the District for the rest of this year, although, in November, they will be able to participate as a candidate for the same District for the years 2023 and 2024.