Candidates for the West Hollywood city council elections continue to be elbow-to-elbow as returning candidate John Duran drops to the sixth position, most likely losing his bid for one of three seats in the midterm general municipal elections. Election update results as of Friday, November 18, 2022, 3:46:52, show West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister continue to best 11 candidates with 5.770 votes. Returning candidate John Heilman is still at number two with 3,718 votes, but Chelsea Byers is only 22 votes away from the second spot with 3,696. Zekiah Wright has pushed Robert Olver to number 5 with 3,642 votes to Oliver’s 3,529. Duran currently has 3,497 votes.
The full election update is below for West Hollywood:
There are 26,099 registered voters in the City of West Hollywood. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office must still count same-day registration ballots, provisional ballots, and Vote-by-Mail ballots. Election results are tentatively scheduled to be certified by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk on Monday, December 5, 2022. The City of West Hollywood will receive LA County certification documentation on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 and it is anticipated that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will declare the Election concluded on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.
The three newly elected Council members will be sworn-in at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of West Hollywood on Monday, December 19, 2022 at 6 p.m. The City Council annually elects the City’s Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore in a rotation of Councilmembers and the City Council will elect Council members to serve as Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore at its regular meeting on Monday, December 19, 2022. There will be a City Council Reorganization and Installation meeting on Monday, January 9, 2023. West Hollywood City Council meeting agendas are posted in advance on the City of West Hollywood’s website at www.weho.org/councilagendas.
The City of West Hollywood’s elections page www.weho.org/elections provides detailed election information. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office is posting regular updates at www.lavote.gov.