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Saturday Update Adds to Manhattan Beach Election Totals

Nov 12, 2022 05:25PM ● By Mb News Staff

A look at ballot-counting in L.A. County - Image via L.A. County Registrar/Recorder.

Election Day results keep rolling in (albeit slowly) for Manhattan Beach. Saturday afternoon the Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder came out with a "surprise" update of ballots counted from the November 8 election.

The new count adds 569 total votes to the count on both sides of Measure MB, the single race with the most total votes, 12,277.

That figure represents 46.62% of all registered voters in  Manhattan Beach. Vote counting continues through early December, with updates expected each Tuesday and Friday.

Once again with the latest results, all candidate races stayed essentially the same. New votes were added in the same general proportions as had been seen in the counts to date.

Incumbent council member Suzanne Hadley now trails second-place finisher David Lesser by 1,208 votes, slightly more than in the last reported count. After the overnight count on Election Night, Hadley had trailed by 653 votes. (There are two seats open in this race.)

In the school board race, where two blocs of three aligned candidates faced voters, the gap has also grown between third place and fourth place: 1,774 votes now separate third-place finisher Wysh Weinstein from fourth-place finisher Christy Barnes. (There are three seats open in this race.)

VOTE TOTALS AS OF 3:54PM, 11/12/22

Here are the latest updated counts of Manhattan Beach votes for City Council and school board, from the L.A. County Registrar/Recorder 

According to LA County elections officials, these results should now include vote-by-mail ballots "cast through Election Day." Previous counts included vote-by-mail ballots returned before Election Day, and all ballots cast at a Vote Center, through Election Day.

These totals may not include all Vote By Mail ballots received on Election Day, Vote By Mail ballots that may arrive over up until 7 days after the election, Conditional Voter Registration Ballots, or Provisional Ballots.

Manhattan Beach City Council (2 seats)

Amy Howorth      5,308  (23.96%)   (+283 from 11/11 count)
David Lesser       5,186  (23.41%)   (+266)    
Suzanne Hadley  3,978  (17.96%)   (+150)
Frank Chiella       2,579  (11.64%)    (+91)
Rita Crabtree-Kampe   2,288  (10.33%)     (+112) 
Mark Burton        2,198  (9.92%)     (+101)
Stewart Fournier    618  (2.79%)     (+ 20)


Manhattan Beach Unified School District Trustees (3 seats)

Jen Fenton            6,436  (21.19%)     (+308 from 11/11 count)
Tina Shivpuri         6,175   (20.33%)   (+301) 
Wysh Weinstein    5,806  (19.12%)   (+285) 
Christy Barnes      4,032  (13.28%)   (+159)
John Uriostegui    3,975  (13.09%)     (+152)
Mike Welsh           3,948  (13.00%)    (+159)


Measure MB (Allow Retail Cannabis Shops)

Yes                      2,691 (21.92%)   (+139) 

No                       9,586 (78.08%)   (+430) 

Measure V (Keep Existing Bans on Retail Cannabis)

Yes                      8,265 (68.11%)   (+376) 

No                       3,870 (31.89%)   (+182) 

See more details about vote count schedules and historical turnout in "Manhattan Beach Voters Expect Friday Update."

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