The Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections office announced on June 14 it still has more than 127,000 ballots left to count from the June primary election.

County spokesperson Janna Hayes said that an overwhelming amount of the county’s voters chose to mail their ballots.

“To that end, it will take our staff several days to catch up on tabulation now that everything has been run through our mail sorter and started processing,” she said in a press statement.

The elections office on June 14 reported the latest election results with 24% of the ballots counted across the county. Their next update will be announced on June 17. The total count is supposed to be finalized by July 7.

Here are the latest counts for Congressional, state, and county elections held for Galt voters.

Matsui maintains large lead in Congressional D-7 election

U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, continues to lead in the Congressional District 7 primary election.

District 7 was redrawn last year and now includes Galt and Elk Grove to the south, a portion of Sacramento to the north, Isleton to the southwest, and Rancho Murieta to the east.

This district includes Matsui’s Land Park neighborhood in Sacramento.

As of June 14, Matsui led the three-candidate election with 63.9% of the votes, while Max Semenenko, a Republican from Citrus Heights, had collected 28.3% of the votes.

Trailing both Matsui and Semenenko is Jimmy Fremgen, a Democrat from midtown Sacramento, who received 7.7% of the votes.

The top two candidates in this election will advance to the general election this November.

Although Matsui still has a significantly large lead, Semenenko narrowed the gap in this election by nearly 5% since June 7, when he had 25.8% of the votes to Matsui’s 66.6%.

Twice as many ballots had been counted on June 14, compared to the June 7 tally.

Fremgen’s percentage increased from 7.5% on June 7 to 7.7% on June 14.

Matsui responded to her ability to maintain a large lead in this primary election.

“I am excited to see such strong support across the new district, including Elk Grove,” she said. “I think the voters in Elk Grove recognize the hard work we’ve put in for the entire region and, with their support in November, I hope to continue that work.”

Semenenko told the Herald on June 14 that he is already strategizing his approach to the November election.

“I’m looking forward for November,” he said. “I’m going to have my strategy meeting today. My main strategy is to meet people and encourage them to vote in November for me.

“If people will give me a hope that they’re going to come out and vote, then we have a chance.”

Hume, Moreno keep top spots in Board of Supervisors D-5 election

In the June 14 updated election results for the four-candidate Sacramento County Board of Supervisor District 5 June primary election, Pat Hume maintained his position as the top vote-getter.

The top two finishers in this election will move on to the November general election if none of the candidates wins a majority of votes.

District 5 encompasses more than 650 square miles and includes the Elk Grove, Galt, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta communities.

On election night, on June 7, Hume, an Elk Grove City Council member, had a nearly 10-percentage point lead on his closest competitor, Cosumnes Community Services District Board President Jaclyn Moreno.

By the following morning, Hume’s lead had increased to 11.1 percentage points over Moreno.

The June 14 update on votes tallied for this election show Hume with an 11.3-percentage point edge over Moreno.

According to that update, Hume had 43.0% of the votes, followed by Moreno, with 31.7%, former Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly, with 18.3%, and Alex Joe, a former Elk Grove Unified School District trustee, at 6.8%.

Hume spoke to the Herald about the latest results.

“We felt like we had run a campaign that gave us a chance at getting it done in the primary. Although our lead keeps improving with every update, it looks as though we will come up a little short of winning outright,” he said. “With so many people in the race, I think the math just turned out to be too tough. Regardless, it is nice to have such a strong lead at this point.”

Whoever becomes the next county supervisor of District 5 will make history as the first person to fill that seat besides Don Nottoli since 1995. Nottoli told the Herald last year that he would not seek reelection this year.

Cooper, Ho hold onto majority in sheriff, DA races

Jim Cooper kept more than 50% of votes in the Sacramento County sheriff’s race. The Democratic Assembly member from Elk Grove reportedly had 55% while his opponent, Sacramento County Undersheriff Jim Barnes had 44%.

If Cooper keeps the majority of votes when the count ends, then he'll win the June election and would not need to compete in a runoff election in November. The winner in November will succeed Sheriff Scott Jones, who ran for California’s 3rd Congressional District seat and lost to fellow Republican Kevin Kiley this month.

The recent sheriff’s race is Cooper’s second campaign for sheriff after he lost to Jones in the 2010 election. Cooper is a retired Sacramento County sheriff’s captain who served on the Elk Grove City Council from 2000 to 2014 when he was elected to the 9th Assembly district.

County prosecutor Thien Ho retained a strong lead in the Sacramento County district attorney race, with 58.3% of the vote. Alana Mathews, a former county prosecutor, had received 41.7% of votes. The share of the ballots remained about the same as it was on election night.

Updates on local Assembly, state Senate races

In the three-candidate race for the 6th State Senate District, Paula Villescaz retained her lead over opponent Roger Niello, but it had narrowed by a few percentage points. Villescaz, a Democrat, had 46.2% of the vote, and Niello, one of two Republican candidates, had 41.1%. Republican Dr. Michael J. Huang had 12.7% of the votes.

Villescaz’s margin has narrowed since election night, when she had slightly more than half of the votes. The change has mainly benefited Niello, who had 38% of the election night ballots.

The top two vote-getters will move on to the November election. Both Villescaz and Niello expressed confidence that they had secured general election berths, and they thanked their supporters in social media posts.

In the 9th Assembly District, Assembly Member Heath Flora is running unopposed.