Bee reporter Patty Guerra will be reporting live as returns come in after 8 o'clock tonight on her blog, which you can find at this link.
Election Day is under way in Hughson, where a steady stream of residents has visited the Community/Senior Center to vote in the city's recall election.
In the first hour the polls were open, about two dozen people stopped by to vote. They will decide whether Thom Crowder and Doug Humphreys should be removed from their City Council seats, and if so, who should replace them. Ben Manley, the third councilman targeted in the recall, resigned earlier this month. His replacement will be chosen today.
A group of Hughson residents launched a successful campaign to put the recall before voters after the Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury last year accused the men of violating state open meeting law by discussing city business via e-mail.
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Residents should know by late tonight or early Wednesday the results of the vote, Clerk Recorder Lee Lundrigan said. A canvass, which includes a 1 percent hand tally and ballot checks, will be completed tonight.
"Usually, we have 28 days after the election to do that," Lundrigan said this morning. "But because of the size of the election, we're going to attempt to complete it tonight."
Poll workers anticipated being at work until 8:30 tonight.
"It's not that bad," said Juanda Thomas.