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Here's A List Of The Results From Yesterday's Elections In LA County

Municipal elections were held in Claremont, Hermosa Beach, Long Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, South Pasadena, and several other cities in L.A. County. Results from the Nov. 5, 2019, elections are below. (Photo by Alex Edelman/Getty Images)
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Election Day 2019 has come and gone in Los Angeles County, and now we live in a world where the sales tax in at least four cities is now 10.25 percent and where hospitality workers in Rancho Palos Verdes are guaranteed a $15/hour minimum wage.

It also marked the end of an era, in which your friendly neighborhood polling place will be booted for vote centers and equipped with electronic voting machines. It's all part of the Voters Choice Act, which voters approved in 2016 (more on that below).

According to the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's office, 23,976 people voted by mail, and 11,751 people cast their votes at neighborhood polls.

Here are the results from the Nov. 5 elections, the next election day you can look forward to, and how to register to vote in time.

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Measure CR -- to raise the sales tax to 10.25 percent

NO: 3,185 votes (50.98%)

YES: 3,063 (49.02%)

Hermosa Beach

City Treasurer

KAREN S. NOWICKI: 2,240 votes (100%)

Member of the City Council

JUSTIN MASSEY: 1,902 (39.74%)

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MICHAEL DETOY: 1,821 (38.05%)

TRENT LARSON: 1,063 (22.21%)

Measure CC -- to make the office of city clerk be appointive

YES: 1,804 (66.20%)

NO: 921 (33.80%)

Measure H -- to raise the hotel bed tax from 12 to 14 percent of room revenue

YES: 2,217 (76.85%)

NO: 668 (23.15%)

People vote at a Lifeguard headquarters that doubles as a polling station during the midterm elections, in Hermosa Beach, California on November 6, 2018. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)


Measure I -- to raise the sales tax to 10.25 percent

YES: 86 (60.99%)

NO: 55 (39.01%)

La Habra Heights

Member of the City Council

DENNIS M. LAHERTY: 585 (34.59%)

JANE L. WILLIAMS: 506 (29.92%)

KYLE MILLER: 392 (23.18%)

GINAROSE KIMBALL: 208 (12.30%)

Long Beach

Member of the City Council, 1st District

MARY ZENDEJAS: 608 (31.28%)

MARIELA SALGADO: 491 (25.26%)

MISI TAGALOA: 367 (18.88%)

RAY MORQUECHO: 151 (7.77%)

JOE GANEM: 123 (6.33%)

ELLIOT GONZALES: 101 (5.20%)


SHIRLEY HULING: 47 (2.42%)


Measure PS -- to remove 10 year sunset provision from existing one-cent sales and use tax

YES: 1,070 (75.35%)

NO: 350 (24.65%)


Measure K -- to raise the sales tax to 10.25 percent

YES: 2,273 (62.89%)

NO: 1,341 (37.11%)

California's multi-language "I Voted" stickers are handed out at polling places. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Pico Rivera

Member of the City Council

MONICA SANCHEZ : 1,715 (55.07%)

ERIK LUTZ: 855 (27.46%)


FERNANDO SOTO: 109 (3.50%)

Rancho Palos Verdes

Member of the City Council

DAVID BRADLEY: 3,932 (22.78%)

BARBARA FERRARO: 3,734 (21.63%)

KEN DYDA: 3,671 (21.27%)

DAVE EMENHISER: 3,169 (18.36%)

STEPHEN PERESTAM: 2,756 (15.97%)

Measure B -- to enact a $15/hour minimum wage for workers in the hospitality industry -- including at large hotels, golf courses, and amusement parks -- as well as limit work hours, requires panic buttons for employees, and more

NO: 6,113 (78.12%)

YES: 1,712 (21.88%)

San Marino

Member of the City Council

STEVE TALT: 1,349 (51.08%)

STEVEN HUANG: 1,292 (48.92%)

Measure SM -- to continue the special public safety tax for paramedic services, fire protection and prevention, and police protection

YES: 1,346 (73.11%)

NO: 495 (26.89%)

Sierra Madre

Measure S -- to raise the sales tax to 10.25 percent

YES: 1,611 (80.71%)

NO: 385 (19.29%)

South Pasadena

Measure A -- to raise the sales tax to 10.25 percent

YES: 2,194 (66.38%)

NO: 1,111 (33.62%)

Measure C -- to make the office of city clerk be appointive

YES: 1,977 (61.38%)

NO: 1,244 (38.62%)

For a breakdown of election results, visit the Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's website here.


Mark your calendar: The next election day will be Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

Not only will it be a presidential primary, but several municipal elections will take place in cities such as Los Angeles, Long Beach, El Segundo, and Pasadena.

A full list of scheduled municipal elections in L.A. County can be found here.

Details about the presidential primary can be found here.

The deadline to register to vote in the March elections is Feb. 17. Check your voter registration status in L.A. County here, or register to vote here.

One of L.A. County's new voting machines displaying "mock election" options. (Kyle Grillot for LAist)


Voters Choice Act, which voters passed in 2016 and aims to make voting more accessible and efficient for millions of people. Our recent article unpacks the changes in store for L.A. County, which includes closing neighborhood polling places in favor of so-called vote centers that will open up to 10 days before elections and where residents can drop off their mail-in ballot, register to vote (even on the day of the election), get help voting in multiple languages and get a replacement vote-by-mail ballot if yours is lost or destroyed.


Our Human Voter Guide contains answers to common questions you may have about voting in California. Just don't read up on the election information -- the guide was created in 2016.

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