With the mammoth bundle of uncounted Los Angles County ballots left after the June 5 primary down to about 1,000, the outcome of the Rolling Hills Estates City Council election is at last ticking toward “final" status.

Officials issued their next-to-last election update on Wednesday. With most of the provisional and later-arriving vote-by-mail ballots now tallied, incumbent Britt Huff remained in first place, followed by incumbent Steven Zuckerman and challenger Robert Medawar.

The top two finishers will take seats on the council when the result from the civic election is at last declared official.

Huff leads runner-up Zuckerman by 53 votes, down from a 56-vote margin reported in Monday’s update. Zuckerman’s 63-vote gap over Medawar did not change since Monday.

Wednesday’s updated results:

• Britt Huff: 1,199, 34.98 percent;

• Steven Zuckerman: 1,146, 33.43 percent;

• Robert Medawar: 1,083, 31.59 percent.

The results were still considered unofficial on Wednesday, but election officials announced that the election is scheduled to be certified on Friday.

Monday’s countywide update included 19,430 ballots processed since the June 5 election, all of them vote by mail and provisional ballots. Officials said only 1,000 provisional ballots remained to be counted.

A printing error led to an unusual number of provisional ballots during this election.

The total countywide count is now 1,489,379 — 28.98 percent of eligible voters.

—Staff reports

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