UPDATE: Neville Expands Lead Slightly in Thursday Release

Davis City Hall with an old style bicycle statue out front

By David M. Greenwald
Executive Editor

Davis, CA –Around 350 more votes were tallied on Thursday.  The result was a slightly larger lead for Donna Neville now just under 500 votes – though her percentage went down slightly.

The tally appears to be those received after 5 pm but before 8 pm on Election Day.  The County noted that there will be an additional tally on Tuesday of next week.  Those presumably would be ballots that were post marked by Tuesday of this week but received after Election Day.


Previous: Neville Holds Solid Lead in Initial Results

Donna Neville holds a solid lead in the initial results of an all-mail special election.

According to the Elections Office, this tally released just after 8 pm includes all ballots received before 5 pm on Election Day (May 2, 2023).

Neville currently holds a 449 vote lead – 1209 to 760 or 61.4 to 38.6 percent lead.

The Vanguard will update this story as additional information becomes available.


About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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7 thoughts on “UPDATE: Neville Expands Lead Slightly in Thursday Release”

  1. Don Shor

    Today’s update (May 4) makes it clear that Donna Neville is the winner of the District 3 council race by a sizable margin. Congratulations to Donna, and thanks to both candidates for running clean, positive campaigns. I think District 3 will be well served.

    1. Matt Williams

      While I suspect it maybe premature to outright declare a winner, I agree wholeheartedly with the rest of Don’s comment. Thanks to both candidates for running clean, positive campaigns. I think District 3 will be well served.

      1. David Greenwald Post author

        Hard to know with this one. But as of yesterday there were only 200 or so uncounted ballots, which are now counted. Anything postmarked by Tuesday can still be counted, but how many that is going to be is hard to know. It would be hard to imagine another 1000 votes out there and if that’s the case, it would take a more than 750 to 250 to close the gap. That doesn’t seem likely.

        1. Matt Williams

          2,319 votes counted, and if David is right only 200 or so uncounted votes.  Compare that to the two prior Council district elections where 4,526 votes were cast in District 1 and 5,256 votes were cast in District 4.

          Another data point that shows how district elections are suppressing voter participation and castrating Democracy.

  2. Sharla Cheney

    It was the calmest election, by Davis standards. No histrionics, no anger, no mudslinging. It was refreshing. There was one postcard received in the mail from each candidate. A few lawn signs that leaned toward Wright in my neighborhood. I thought it would be closer.

    1. Matt Williams

      I too thought it would be closer Sharla, but the good thing is that no matter which candidate won, Davis would have a superb Council member in District 3.

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