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UPDATE Friday 3:21 p.m.: 60,572 Ventura County votes still to be counted: In District 1 supervisor race, Quirk nearly doubles early vote count; Lavere ahead with 60.01% of vote thus far

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After processing more than 30,000 ballots since early Wednesday morning, the Ventura County Elections Division reported its latest vote tally Friday afternoon, showing Ventura Mayor Matt LaVere's lead slightly growing in District 1. Also, write-in challenger Trevor Quirk of Upper Ojai doubled his vote count from early returns reported Wednesday.
The county Elections Division reported Friday that it still has 60,572 votes countywide to tally. Of those uncounted ballots:
— 40,712 are "vote by mail."
— 13,209 are provisional ballots.
— 5,168 are conditional votes.
— 1,483 are "other."
The Ventura County Elections Division will update the vote tally again on Tuesday, March 10, by 4 p.m. It has until April 3 to certify the vote and, given the number of ballots left, it may use all of its time, according to Miranda Nobriga, public information officer for the Ventura County Clerk Recorder/Registrar of Voters.
On Wednesday, the Elections Division estimated there were 56,997 uncounted votes, but that was just an estimate, Nobriga said.
Even though some candidates in area races have declared victory, nothing is official until certification, Nobriga said.
As of 3:21 p.m. Friday, the Ventura County Clerk-Recorder Semi-Official Results - Update No. 1 showed LaVere with 21,188 votes (60.01 percent of the vote). Write-in candidate and Upper Ojai resident Trevor Quirk had 8,022 votes (22.72 percent of the vote). Ojai hardware clerk Jeff Ketelsen was third with 6,100 votes (17.28 percent) of the vote.
All of the votes that were initially indicated as an unnamed write-in candidate on Wednesday went to Quirk.
Nobriga said provisional and conditional ballots take the longest to process. "Other" includes ballots that cannot go through the machine because they are stained or damaged.
If LaVere maintains more than 50 percent of the vote after the final count, he will take the seat vacated by termed-out Steve Bennett in January.
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