Voters will soon know official election results or whether there will be runoff races for Alameda County sheriff/coroner or district attorney.
The registrar of voters may have additional mail-in and provisional ballots to count over the next several days, and the results have not yet been certified.
For the sheriff/coroner, district attorney, and other local races, if a candidate receives 50 percent of the vote plus one they will win outright. Otherwise, the top two vote-getters will face off on the November ballot.
In the race for sheriff, early results showed candidate Yesenia Sanchez in the lead. With all precincts reported as of 10 p.m., Sanchez had or 46.95% of the vote with 39,983 votes. Incumbent Gregory Ahern had 31,016 votes - or 36.42%.
Candidate Pamela Price was in the lead for Alameda County district attorney. With all precincts reported as of 10 p.m., Price had 39.58% of the vote with 33,942 votes. Candidate Terry Wiley had 26,864 votes - or 31,33%.
L.K. Monroe for county superintendent of schools showed an early lead. With 40,777 votes as of 10 p.m. and 100% of the precinct reporting, Monroe had 52.14% of the votes. Candidate Alysse Castro received 37,437 votes - or 47,86%.
Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan showed an early lead for the 16th district. With 100% of precincts reported as of 10 p.m., Bauer-Kahan had 67.59% of the vote with 8,356 votes. Candidate Joseph Rubay had 4,006 votes - or 32.41%.
As of April, the California Secretary of State reported that 26,948,297 Californians were registered to vote, which accounts for almost 82 percent of the state's eligible voting population.
In Alameda County, 60.3 percent of registered voters are Democrats, 24.3 percent have no party preference, and 10.9 percent are Republican.