Update from City of Santa Clarita:
The City of Santa Clarita released final results today from the 2012 City Council election, following a public count that began at 10:00 a.m. this morning in Council Chambers of verified provisional and vote by mail ballots.
Final election results include: TimBen Boydston with 6,145 votes (22.4%), Ed Colley with 4,438 votes (16.1%), Laurie Ender with 5,408 votes (19.7%), Jon Hatami with 3,915 votes (14.2%), and Bob Kellar with 7,519 votes (27.4%).
The next City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Upon adoption of the resolution by the Council for the 2012 Council election, TimBen Boydston and Bob Kellar will be sworn in at that meeting.
A provisional and vote-by-mail ballot count is in progress at the City of Santa Clarita City Council Chambers. This is a step the City Clerk’s office will take to complete its canvass.
Ballots that were submitted on Election Day will be verified though a ballot counter.
The City Clerk’s office will complete the process by hand-tallying one precinct, a step required by law. Final numbers will be posted as they become available.
25,882 ballots were counted on Election Day — 7,045 went to incumbent Bob Kellar, 5,733 votes went to challenger TimBen Boydston, 5,135 votes went to incumbent Laurie Ender, rounding out the top three.
The two candidates with the highest number of votes will be sworn in during the next City Council meeting on Tuesday, Apr. 24.