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Latest Manhattan Beach Vote Count Brings in More than 1,200 New Ballots

Nov 14, 2022 10:12PM ● By Mb News Staff
The latest ballot count from the November 8 election brought in more than 1,200 new ballots, although the leading candidates and results have not changed.

The new count adds 1,232 total votes to the count on both sides of Measure MB, the single race with the most total votes, 13,509.

That figure represents 51.3% of all registered voters in  Manhattan Beach. Vote counting continues through early December, with updates expected at least twice each week.

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 1,373 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: 2,046 votes now separate third-place finisher Wysh Weinstein from fourth-place finisher Christy Barnes. (There are three seats open in this race.)

MB News took a new look at the city council and school board races. Voters could vote for 2 candidates for council and 3 candidates for school board.

Using the large vote on Measure MB as a measure of how many active voters there were (13,509), we found 1,335 fewer votes cast for city council candidates than would be expected if every voter used both votes, and 2,386 fewer votes cast for school board candidates than would have been seen if all voters used 3 votes. 

It is impossible from this data to gauge how much of this deficit in either race might be due to voters simply skipping the races, or how much it might be due to voters choosing only a single candidate when they had more votes to cast.

VOTE TOTALS AS OF 3:32PM, 11/14/22

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      5,873  (24.12%)   (+565 from 11/12 count)
David Lesser       5,723  (23.50%)   (+537)    
Suzanne Hadley  4,350  (17.87%)   (+372)
Frank Chiella       2,825  (11.60%)    (+246)
Rita Crabtree-Kampe   2,499  (10.26%)     (+211) 
Mark Burton        2,402  (9.86%)     (+204)
Stewart Fournier    677  (2.78%)     (+ 59 )


Manhattan Beach Unified School District Trustees (3 seats)

Jen Fenton            7,141  (21.40%)     (+705 from 11/12 count)
Tina Shivpuri         6,821   (20.44%)   (+646) 
Wysh Weinstein    6,428  (19.26%)   (+622) 
Christy Barnes      4,382  (13.13%)   (+350)
John Uriostegui    4,310  (12.92%)     (+335)
Mike Welsh           4,288  (12.85%)    (+340)

Measure MB (Allow Retail Cannabis Shops)

Yes                      2,994 (22.16%)   (+303) 

No                       10,515 (77.84%)   (+929) 

Measure V (Keep Existing Bans on Retail Cannabis)

Yes                      9,063 (67.92%)   (+798) 

No                       4,280 (32.08%)   (+410) 

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



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