Turnout Jumps 3 Percent, District 7 Still a Toss-Up

A few of the last voters casting their ballot after 8 p.m. at City Hall Tuesday Night. Photo by Yousur Alhlou.

A few of the last voters casting their ballot after 8 p.m. at City Hall Tuesday Night. Photo by Yousur Alhlou.

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Updated election results show that at least 56 percent of registered city voters cast a ballot in this general election, according to the Department of Elections.

While the updated results offer little news, it’s clear that the race for District 7 remains a toss-up between labor leader F.X. Crowley and Board of Education President Norman Yee, who leads with less than 4 percent.

Rank choice results could shift the District 7 race outcome; since no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, low-vote candidates are eliminated and their votes redistributed until one candidate receives a majority.

Citywide, about 15,000 provisional ballots — cast by voters whose names are not on voter rolls — have yet to be verified for accuracy by the department, and officials say those ballots will not be counted until Tuesday.

Stay tuned for updated results through next week.

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