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City of Lancaster Municipal Election Results Certified; City Council Members Sworn In

Post Date:04/25/2018 4:00 PM

During last night’s City Council Meeting, the Lancaster City Council approved a resolution certifying the results of the April 10 Lancaster Municipal Election. The resolution made official the election results, mandated that a Certificate of Election be provided to election winners Marvin E. Crist and Raj Malhi, and directed that the Oath of Office be administered. The Council Members were then sworn into office.

“It is an honor to be re-elected,” said Crist. “Since I was first elected to the Lancaster City Council in 2010, I have striven to fight crime and create jobs in our community. I remain committed to these principles and will continue this good fight over the course of the next four years.”

Marvin Crist's son, Ryan, administers the oath of office Mayor Parris prepares to administer the oath of office to Raj Malhi

With 4,523 vote-by-mail ballots, 1,021 ballots cast in the precincts, and 691 provisional ballots (which includes vote-by-mail ballots turned in at the precincts), the grand total of ballots cast in the City came to 6,235. On each ballot, residents could vote for up to two candidates. The two candidates with the most votes were incumbents Crist (3,625 votes) and Malhi (3,758 votes) – and the total number of votes cast was 10,923. Voter turnout was 8.4%.

“Having lived in the Antelope Valley for 28 years, owning family businesses here for many years, and serving on the City Council since being appointed in October 2015, I truly love our community and believe that by working together, we can propel Lancaster to even greater heights,” said Malhi. “Many thanks to my fellow Lancaster residents for electing me to our City Council. I look forward to continuing to serve our City for the next four years.”

The City of Lancaster’s next municipal election will be April 2020. The subsequent election will be held March 2022, as it will be consolidated with the County election pursuant to SB 415.

For additional information on Lancaster’s 2018 election, visit and click on the “Election Results” button.

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