The spread between school board candidates Terry Godfrey and Catherine Crystal Foster has closed to a mere 12 votes, with Godfrey still holding on to her lead, according to the latest election data from the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.
As of 5 p.m. Thursday, Foster has 6,727 of 25,230 total votes counted, or 26.66 percent of the vote. Godfrey maintains her lead with 6,739 votes (26.71 percent).
Foster has taken the lead in her home precinct in Duveneck/St. Francis -- which Godfrey previously held by a razor-thin one vote -- with 265 votes compared to Godfrey's 257.
Godfrey also lost precinct 2013 in the Rosewalk neighborhood in the latest update, with Foster pulling ahead by a slim three votes.
The two are battling for the second open seat on the Board of Education, with the first secured by Google software engineer and parent advocate Ken Dauber.
The county's registrar office is still counting scores of mail-in and provisional ballots through this and possibly next week, with updates promised daily at 5 p.m. Thursday evening's updates counted an additional 30,000 ballots countywide, according to the registrar.
Both Foster and Godfrey have said they'll be waiting out the trickle of results.