The nail-biting continues as Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk posts the latest West Hollywood General Municipal Elections update on Monday, November 14, 2022, 3:32:03 p.m. New numbers still show incumbent and current West Hollywood Mayor basking in a solid 17.11% lead with a total of 4,942 votes, placing her at the very top, guaranteeing her winning one of three seats in the race for West Hollywood city council.
Returning candidate John Heilman holds to his second spot with 3,217 votes, but only has a 262 vote gap between he and Chelsea Buyers who has jumped from the number five spot to the number three position with 2,955, knocking former West Hollywood council member and Mayor John Duran from the top three position. Duran currently has 2,945, a 10 vote gap between he and Byers. Byers also pushed Robert Oliver to number five with his 2,892 votes, but he is only 53 votes away from Duran.
Zekiah Wright is also tightenging the gap between them and Oliver. Zekiah has 2874, which is only 18 votes behind number five.
This is one of the tightest West Hollywood races in recent memory. A total of 81 votes separate third and sixth place.
The full elections update is below for West Hollywood:
Robert Luna as long surpassed Alex Villanueva with 324,847 votes. And West Hollywood Council Member Lindsey Horvath has widened the gap with Bob Hertzberg by 8,829 votes.
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.