Measure AA -- a $300 million bond measure for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District -- was favored by voters Tuesday, but preliminary results are too close to call the two-thirds approval it needs to pass.
Bay City News Service reported Wednesday that the vote was too close to call early this morning since ballots cast in both counties must be added up and San Mateo County's percentage voting for it was 65 percent, just below the required 66.66 percent to pass. Santa Clara County voters have supported it by 67.56 percent so far, according to the Registrar of Voters' website.
With all precincts counted, the yes vote in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties totaled 48,419, which is 130 votes over the two-thirds' voter approval required for passage.
The vote count by county is:
● San Mateo County: 17, 167 yes and 9,005 no.
● Santa Clara County: 31,251 yes and 15,009 no.
In Santa Cruz County, only one vote was cast and it was in support of the measure.
Thee are still votes to count, including provisional and mail-in ballots dropped off on Election Day.
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.
● Latest count:
● See earlier story (May 14, 2014)