STOCKTON — Democrat challenger Josh Harder on Friday had taken the lead over Republican incumbent Jeff Denham in the race to represent District 10 in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Harder had 88,961 votes, 50.9 percent, and Denham 85,743 votes, 49.1 percent. The race is to represent southern San Joaquin County and Stanislaus County and is tabulated by the California Secretary of State.

The San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters has updated its ballot counts from Tuesday’s election, but as of Friday morning still had more than 91,000 ballots to count by the Dec. 6 state deadline.

Additionally, Registrar Melinda Dubroff said Friday that when counting is complete, more than half of the county’s eligible voters will have cast ballots in the midterm election.

Only 40 percent of the county’s eligible voters turned out for the previous midterm election in 2014.

Following is a look at where some of the closer races stand following the latest release of vote totals.

U.S. House of Representatives

District 9 Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, leads Republican challenger Marla Livengood, 55 percent to 45 percent. The gap is 10,993 votes.

Stockton City Council

In District 3, Paul Canepa (54 percent, 3,351 votes) leads incumbent Susan Lofthus (46 percent, 2,892).

In District 5, incumbent Christina Fugazi (54 percent, 1,966 votes) leads Dyane Burgos (46 percent, 1,692).

Stockton Unified

In Area 2, Kitty Ruhstaller (40 percent, 1,016 votes) leads incumbent Maria Mendez (39 percent, 989). The current gap is 27 votes.

In Area 6, Scot McBrian (42 percent, 1,010 votes) leads incumbent Angela Phillips (40 percent, 941 votes). The current gap is 69 votes.

In Area 7, vying for an open seat, Dee Johnson (42 percent, 1,379 votes) leads Candelaria Vargas (39 percent, 1,272 votes), a gap of 107 votes.

County Measure B

The county’s cannabis tax measure has the support so far of 62 percent of those who voted but needs two-thirds of the vote to pass.

Manteca mayor

Challenger Benjamin Cantu (51 percent) leads incumbent Steve DeBrum (49 percent).

Manteca City Council

David Breitenbucher (28 percent) and Mike Morowit (27 percent) continue to lead in a race in which the top two of four candidates will be elected. Jose Nuno (25 percent) is in third place and Chris Silva is fourth (20 percent). Nuno trails Morowit by 324 votes.

Lathrop City Council

The top two of four will be elected. Paul Akinjo (32 percent) and Diane Lazard (30 percent) are the current leaders. In third place is Minnie Diallo (25 percent), who trails Lazard by 213 votes.

Tracy City Council

The top two of six candidates will be elected. The leaders are Dan Arriola (22 percent) and Veronica Vargas (19.2 percent). Dotty Nygard is third (18.7 percent) and trails Vargas by 109 votes.

In a separate race to serve the last two years of the term won by the late Ruben Sandoval in 2016, Steve Dresser (52 percent) leads Jennifer Torres-O’Callaghan (48 percent). The gap is 91 votes.

Lodi Unified

Incumbent Ron Heberle (76 percent) leads Ramon Yepez (24 percent) in a race that was left off 545 ballots of citizens eligible to vote in this contest.

Dubroff said Friday, “I am investigating this matter and will be revising our existing election procedures to be sure this kind of error does not happen again.”

Tracy Unified

The top four of nine will be elected. The current leaders are Steve Abercrombie (17 percent), Lori Souza (14 percent), Ameni Alexander (12 percent) and Simran Kaur (12 percent). James Young is 930 votes behind Kaur.

Local propositions

Stockton affordable housing

Yes needs a simple majority and leads 74 percent to 26 percent.

Escalon Unified bond

Yes needs 55 percent to pass and trails No, 53 percent to 47 percent.

Linden Unified bond

Yes needs 55 percent to pass and trails No, 56 percent to 44 percent.

Ripon Unified bond

Yes needs 55 percent to pass and trails No, 51 percent to 49 percent.

Lodi Sales Tax

Yes needs a simple majority to pass and is leading 57 percent to 43 percent.

Manteca hotel tax

Yes needs a simple majority to pass and is leading 57 percent to 43 percent.

Tracy cannabis tax

Yes needs two-thirds to pass and currently is at 62 percent.

Tracy growth ordinance

No is ahead by a margin of 77 percent to 23 percent.

Statewide propositions

Prop. 1 (Veteran and affordable housing): Yes leads 54 percent to 46 percent. (San Joaquin County: No 53 percent)

Prop. 2 (Housing for the mentally ill): Yes leads 61 percent to 39 percent. (San Joaquin County: Yes, 57 percent)

Prop. 3 (Water and environmental projects): No leads 52 percent to 48 percent. (San Joaquin County: No, 54 percent)

Prop. 4 (Children’s hospital construction): Yes leads 61 percent to 39 percent. (San Joaquin County: Yes, 57 percent)

Prop. 5 (Senior property reduction): No leads 58 percent to 42 percent. (San Joaquin County: No, 60 percent)

Prop. 6 (Repeal gas tax): No leads 55 percent to 45 percent. (San Joaquin County: Yes, 50 percent)

Prop. 7 (Change daylight savings time): Yes leads 60 percent to 40 percent. (San Joaquin County: Yes, 54 percent)

Prop. 8 (Regulates kidney dialysis costs): No leads 61 percent to 39 percent. (San Joaquin County: No, 64 percent)

Prop. 10 (Rent control): No leads 62 percent to 38 percent. (San Joaquin County: No, 70 percent)

Prop. 11 (Emergency ambulances on-call): Yes leads 60 percent to 40 percent. (San Joaquin County: Yes, 60 percent)

Prop. 12 (Farm animal confinement standards): Yes leads 61 percent to 39 percent. (San Joaquin County: Yes, 53 percent)

Additional updates by the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters are scheduled for Tuesday, Friday, Nov. 19, Nov. 21, Nov. 26, Nov. 28 and Dec. 3. The deadline for final results is Dec. 6.

Contact reporter Roger Phillips at (209) 546-8299 or rphillips@recordnet.com. Follow him on Twitter @rphillipsblog.