Supporters of Measure H, the Los Angeles County ballot measure approving a quarter-cent sales tax increase to fund housing and supportive services for the homeless, are gathering today in anticipation of the official announcement of Measure H's approval. Election officials will announce results of the latest batch of absentee ballots at 1 p.m. today, likely solidifying the necessary votes to seal victory for the measure that needs 66.6% approval.
In anticipation of the announcement, the Yes on H supporters released the following press release this week.
Measure H On The Verge of Victory
(Los Angeles—March 14, 2017) With today’s update Measure H’s support has climbed 1.1% from the last vote tally and now sits at 68.72%. The remaining votes will be counted and announced on Friday, March 17.
"Measure H is on the verge of a historic victory. Friday afternoon will be a transformative moment in the history of Los Angeles County." – Board Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas
170,822 new votes were announced today by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, with 72.73% of those newly counted ballots in support of Measure H.
Measure H now sits at:
Yes: 68.72% (546,684 votes)
No: 31.28% (248,877 votes)
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder recorder estimates that there are 55,000 ballots still to be processed, and those final results will be released on Friday.
More information can be found here: https://www.lavote.net/election-results#year=2017&election=3577