Cedillo’s share of the vote now stands 49.37%, according to updated figures released this afternoon by the L.A. County Registrar/Recorder-County Clerk. That’s just a smidge lower than where Cedillo was after the most recent update. However, he needs at least 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff against second place vote getter Joe Bray-Ali.
Cedillo, who at one point looked to have narrowly avoided a runoff based on preliminary results, has seen his share fall during the last two updates by the county-clerk. More unaccounted votes still need to be tabulated.
If Cedillo remains below 50% after all ballots are processed, then he and Bray-Ali would face off in the May 16 general election.
The First Council District includes all or portions of Angeleno Heights, Cypress Park, Echo Park, Glassell Park, Highland Park, Lincoln Heights and Mount Washington.
Update: The county clerk said the final 9,000 outstanding ballots from across the county will be counted and the voting results updated one final time on Monday, March 20. The results are expected to be certified – or made official – the following day.
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