The most recent Weho elections update shows very slight number changes with the same candidates in the top three positions as of November 29, 2022, 2:50 p.m.
Mayor Lauren Meister continues in the lead with 6,059. Chelsea Byers gained 4 votes since the last update and has moved from 3,949 to 3,953 votes keeping her in 2nd place. John Heilman is barely holding the third of the three open city council seats with 3,915
votes to Zekiah Wright who continues to close the gap with 3,877, an 18 vote difference. (Zekiah was 20 votes away from 3rd place with 3,877 in the last update).
Robert Oliver and John Duran have both conceded their race for city council as Oliver remains in the fifth place and has kept Duran in the 6th spot.
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.
It is unbelievable and unacceptable that tomorrow is December 1 and we still don’t know the final results of our small city election. This is absolutely crazy. We can’t keep going on like this. We need to either go back to the way we used to do it, which never seem to be that big of a problem or we need to get our act together and be able to count these ballots within a week at most.
Dear Mr. “Get off my Lawn”,
The votes are counted by the County of Los Angeles. They are mostly mail-in ballots since West Hollywood is mostly Democrat and Independents. Patience is a virtue and accuracy is more important than speed. If you have a complaint, take it up with your garbage disposal because we voted for the new system, it works and it is great.
Sincerely, Most of California
P.S. You can always move to Texas.
Dear Ass Wipe Matt,
He’s a hundred percent correct. This is pathetic. The kind of terrible performance is something you would expect in Texas. Are you from there? You seem to act like it.
I am always surprised by people like you that don’t understand basic civics. Sounds like a born-and raised-in-Texas comment. Are you from there? You seem to act like it.
Enough – the ballots have all been counted. If you read the LA County Recorder press release, all that are left are “cure” ballots – where a signature error or date error etc. prevents the ballot from being counted. County staff contact the voters to let them know & they have until this weekend to fix or cure those ballots. This last update was only cure ballots. All the regular ballots have been counted already. The law is clear that people have time to fix their ballots until the weekend. That is all we are waiting on.