UPDATE: Hemet City Council District 4 race remains too close to call, Males holds lead

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Former Hemet City Councilman Joe Males has taken the early lead in a special election for a council seat in that city’s the 4th District. Valley News/Courtesy photo
UPDATE: Friday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m. With only 164 votes separating them and approximately 1,000 vote-by-mail and 100 provisional ballots, the race for Hemet City Council's District 4 seat remains too close to call this morning. Former Hemet City Councilman Joe Males continues to lead in the race for that seat in the Nov. 2 special election. Males, who is vying for reelection to the seat he lost earlier this year after a Riverside County Superior Court Judge ruled his position as a Hemet City Council member be annulled, leads challenger Marc Searl, 1,197 to 1,033. Marc Searl previously served on the Hemet City Council through 2008. The next update from the Riverside County Registrar of Voters is expected at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8. This is a breaking news story and will be updated
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