An updated vote count will be released Friday in the 54th Assembly District special election, with educator and community organizer Isaac Bryan just short of the majority needed to win without a runoff.

Bryan had 49.62% of the vote according to semi-official results released Tuesday night by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office. Fellow Democrat Heather Hutt, a former state director for then-Sen. Kamala Harris, was second with 24.61%.

If Bryan has less than 50% plus 1 when the results are certified, he will face Hutt in a runoff on July 20.

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan issued a preliminary estimate Wednesday of 7,960 outstanding ballots to be processed, a figure subject to change based on the amount of vote by mail ballots received by Friday’s deadline.

The special election was necessitated by Sydney Kamlager’s election to the state Senate in a special election March 2, filling the vacancy caused by Holly J. Mitchell’s election to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in November.

The 54th Assembly District consists of Baldwin Hills, Cheviot Hills, the Crenshaw district, Century City, Culver City, Ladera Heights, Mar Vista, Palms, Rancho Park, Westwood and parts of South Los Angeles and Inglewood.

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