Updates: Measure H reaches majority; Measure S headed toward defeat; Garcetti claims reelection
Officials continue to release results in what will be L.A.'s last stand-alone local election. Get live election results here . With more than 78% of precincts reporting, results show:
- Measure S , a slow-growth measure that would impose a two-year moratorium on developments that require a General Plan amendment, zone change or increase in allowable height, appears headed for defeat.
- Measure H , a county ballot measure that would raise the sales tax a quarter-cent to fund homeless services, has 65% of the vote, but needs about 67% to win approval.
- Mayor Eric Garcetti has a commanding lead and has declared victory in his reelection campaign.
- Early results for several City Council races are also in, as are returns for Los Angeles Unified School District Board races.
The Times has created a guide to help you sort it all out.
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MARCH 7, 2017, 7:29 P.M.
L.A. County voter turnout at 11.45%
Voter turnout for Los Angeles' elections was pushing up slightly this evening and stood at 11.45%.
How does this compare?
Turnout in L.A. peaked at 76% in a 1969 runoff, when Tom Bradley was running to become the city’s first black mayor. He lost but unseated Mayor Sam Yorty four years later in a rematch.
Turnout was big again when Richard Riordan was elected mayor in a 1993 runoff, reaching 45% in the aftermath of riots sparked by the acquittal of white police officers for the beating of Rodney King, an African American.
The record low of 18% in 2009 came when Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa won reelection after a somnolent race against largely unknown challengers.
Four years ago, even after a hard-fought and well-publicized race between Eric Garcetti and several well-known rivals, just 21% of registered voters cast ballots in the primary for mayor.