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    WeHo Elections Update: Zekiah Wright Continues to inch Closer to John Heilman for 3rd Place

    The most recent West Hollywood elections update shows the same candidates in the top three positions as of November 22, 2022, 3:11 p.m. Results continue to show Mayor Lauren Meister in the lead with 6,055. Chelsea Byers gained 15 votes since the last update and has moved from 3,934 votes to 3,949.

    John Heilman is still holding the third of the three open seats, but just barely, with 3,912 votes to Zekiah Wright who is closing the gap with 3,892, a 20 vote difference. (Zekiah was 21 votes away from 3rd place with 3,877 in the last update).

    Wright has kept Robert Oliver in the 5th spot since last week. He currently has 3,754 votes. 

    Returning candidate John Duran also hasn’t moved from the sixth position with 3,754 and will most likely not get the votes needed to be in the city council, unless there is a dramatic twist to an already unexpected WeHo elections.

    The full elections update is below for West Hollywood:

    Election results details are available on the LA County Election Results website. West Hollywood General Municipal Election details are available by visiting www.weho.org/elections.

    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.

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    1 year ago

    Terrible outcome for the residents of West Hollywood. Chelsea Byers and Zekiah Wright are not qualified to make decisions on behalf of anyone.

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    1 year ago

    Yep, just like the last election. I don’t care about gender neutral bathrooms, I care about the city being properly run. This is very discouraging.

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