According to a press release from the Anchorage Election Office, no more ballot counts will be released today in the May 11 mayoral runoff.
The election workers were busy logging in emailed and faxed-in ballots today. There are 195 ballots that were emailed in.
Observers from the Dave Bronson and Forrest Dunbar campaign are on site. The work seems to be going very slowly, according to observers. The pace is so slow, it appears to be deliberate. The staffing has been cut drastically to four workers, plus the municipal clerk and deputy clerk.
About 5,000 mail-in ballots remain to be counted. Evidently, counting will continue on Tuesday. The next set of results will be released by 5 pm on Tuesday, a week after the runoff finished.
For the mayoral runoff, 92,135 ballot envelopes are in, according to the white board at the Election Office.
The election commission will be in the Election Office later today to discuss the April election, including school board seats. A recount for one of the school board seats took place, which is the presumed topic of the meeting.
The Bronson campaign said it is committed to keeping its RV headquarters parked on the grounds of the Election Office and staffed overnight until the results are finished to ensure a fair election. Volunteers have been using the RV to take breaks and coordinate their observer efforts.
As of Friday evening, Bronson had a 1,116 vote lead.