PASADENA, Calif. — First-time council candidate Phil Hosp holds a 20-vote lead over Councilmember Andy Wilson based on unofficial election results from the April 18, 2017 run-off election for the Pasadena Council District 7 seat. City election officials cautioned that the race was still too close to call as a mandatory second count of ballots will occur next week and approximately 290 ballots, including about 90 provisional ballots and 200 vote-by-mail ballots, still need to be verified as eligible to be counted. In addition, an unknown number of vote-by-mail ballots could be received by the end of this week and they too need to be verified as eligible to be counted.
Election results on April 18 were counted and announced in the Council Chamber by City Clerk Mark Jomsky. About 2,000 vote-by-mail ballots were received and counted along with 1,184 votes from four precincts. Phil Hosp was ahead by 20 votes, with 1,602 votes cast for Mr. Hosp, or 50.3 percent of the vote, and 1,582 votes cast for Mr. Wilson, or 49.6 percent of the vote.
District 7 election result information is available online at:
Both the provisional and additional vote-by-mail ballots currently in the possession of the City Clerk’s Office will need to be verified and, if eligible, will be added to the vote tally. Any additional vote-by-mail ballots received through the end of this week, if properly signed, post-marked and/or dated, can be eligible to be counted too, according to the City Clerk’s Office. It is unknown how many more mail-in ballots will be received and/or verified as eligible to be counted. A mandatory second count of the ballots will occur next week and the vote will be officially certified by City Clerk Mark Jomsky by Wednesday, April 26, 2017.