Less than one percentage point separates two candidates for the third-and-final open seat on the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education, according to the latest results from the L.A. County Registrar’s Office.

In the four-person race for the three seats, Matthew Brach is currently in third place with 23.2 percent of the votes, based on the latest tally, released Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 13. So far, he is edging out Jeannie Hahn, who has 22.58 percent and trails by about 270 votes.

With all 40 precincts reporting, unofficial results also show sixth grade teacher Megan Crawford currently with the most overall votes, with 28.25 percent, followed by incumbent board member Rick Phillips with nearly 26 percent. Phillips was initially appointed to a school board seat in Februaryfollowing member Malcolm Sharp’s resignation.

The registrar’s office is still counting mail-in, provisional and some election night ballots; the results won’t be official until the registrar certifies the election.

The school district serves about 11,400 students, and has 10 elementary, three intermediate and two high schools, plus a continuation school. Its board members are elected to four-year terms.

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