Registrar: Election could be wrapped Wednesday

Riverside County Registrar Kari Verjil says she is now hoping to finish counting the remaining 33,000 provisional ballots by Wednesday.

Verjil presented the revised timetable during this morning’s Riverside County supervisors’ meeting in Riverside.

It is not known how many of those ballots may be from the desert, where the races for a Palm Desert council seat and the Cathedral City mayoral spot are currently being determined by slim margins.

Verjil had initially expected her staff would have to work through Thanksgiving weekend in order to finish processing all the ballots.

The next round of updates is expected around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Verjil has until Dec. 4 to finish and certify the count.