Eureka City Councilmember and Fourth District Supervisor candidate Natalie Arroyo on Election Night. Photo: Isabella Vanderheiden


Natalie Arroyo, candidate for Fourth District Supervisor, may be feeling a bit of relief, wherever she is.

And that’s because the Humboldt County Elections Office just released the first of a series of Friday post-election updates, which accounts for an addition of about 3,600 votes, and Arroyo’s share of the vote actually ticked up a bit — from 50.21 percent on Election Night to 50.83 percent today.

If Arroyo stays above 50 percent, she wins the race outright without the need for a runoff against second-place finisher Mike Newman.


Overall, about 650 ballots with valid votes for Fourth District Supervisor were tallied between Election Night and today.

The other races stand much as they did on Election Night, with DA candidate Stacey Eads, Fifith District Supervisor incumbent Steve Madrone, Arcata City Council candidate Alex Stillman and Superior Court Judge candidate Steven Steward maintaining significant leads. Auditor-Controller candidate Cheryl Dillingham’s percentage increased slightly, so that she currently has over 70 percent of the vote.

Tiffany Hunt Nielsen’s lead over Juan Pablo Cervantes in the Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters race narrowed somewhat. That race seems sure to head to a runoff.

Full election results here.