Los Angeles County’s measure to aid in preventing and reducing homelessness has accounted for all ballots cast in the March special election.
As of Monday, 69.34 percent of voters said yes to Measure H, the initiative to provide services to those who are homeless by raising taxes one quarter of a cent. Two-thirds of votes were needed for the measure to pass.
Voters in favor of the measure totaled 585,905 and those opposed totaled 259,098.
A total of 898,233 people voted in the election, which equates to 17.09 percent of eligible voters in the county, according to a statement from the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder’s office.
More than half of ballots were submitted by mail, as 54.13 percent of people across the county chose to cast their votes ahead of time.
The Register-Recorder/County Clerk’s office is scheduled to certify the election results on Tuesday, March 21 and the L.A. County Board of Supervisors will declare the election results official on Tuesday, March 28.
Measure H was the only item on the ballot in Santa Clarita.
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