Desert Hot Springs, Calif -

Desert Hot Springs City Clerk confirms that Mayor Yvonne Parks has requested a recount in the race for Mayor.

Councilman Adam Sanchez won the election by 12 votes, and the election was certified last week by the Riverside County of Registrar's Office.

The Registrar confirms that they have seven calendar days in which to begin the recount. 

ORIGINAL STORY:

New election results were posted Saturday at noon, and now show that Councilman Adam Sanchez has beaten Mayor Yvonne Parks by 12 votes in the race for Desert Hot Springs Mayor.

The vote count was :

 Vote CountPercent
ADAM SANCHEZ1,04243.20%
JOHN-PAUL VALDEZ34014.10%
YVONNE PARKS1,03042.70%
Total2,412100.00%

On the Riverside County Registrar's website,  the Registrar Kari Verjil stated that ballot counting is now complete.  Final unofficial election results are now posted.  The Registrar of Voters was prepared to certify election results today (Saturday), but postponed that step because of the Veterans Day Holiday Weekend. Official Certification of the election will take place Tuesday, November 12.

Both Sanchez and Parks have been part of city leadership for several years. Sanchez began on the council in 2011, and Parks in 2005.