By PE Politics
on June 25, 2010 11:00 AM

San Bernardino County has certified the results of the June 8 election.

Riverside County has finished counting all of the ballots that were in its possession on Election Day.

But the county has not certified the results until officials decide the fate of about 12,500 vote-by-mail ballots found at the post office the day after the election.

Those ballots could play a major role in a too-close-to-call Senate contest in a district that includes part of Riverside County’s Coachella Valley.

County elections officials must complete their canvass by July 6 and provide their certified results to the Secretary of State by July 9.