Beginning at 9 p.m. Tuesday, local cable-access subscribers can tune to the city’s cable television channel, CTV3, for a telecast of up-to-the-minute election results. City representatives said they will first announce results based on voters’ absentee ballots, then will provide information from each of the city’s 17 voting precincts as the numbers pour in to City Hall. But don’t expect large-scale conventions or great fanfare, they conceded. “We’re not going to promise you scintillating television. The results will be updated and displayed on slides,” Spencer said. “Those slides will be updated during the evening and there will be a live image of City Council chambers in the background.” Officials expect to be on-air until all precincts are accounted for, or until about 11 p.m. PICO RIVERA – Officials promise it won’t be “scintillating” television, but residents here can get results of next week’s election shortly after the polls close Tuesday. It will be the first time in Pico Rivera history that municipal election results will be broadcast live, city spokesman Bob Spencer said. “We’re doing it because we can,” Spencer said. “This provides us with an opportunity to add another dimension to election night.” Vying for three city council seats are seven candidates, incumbents Carlos Garcia, Pete Ramirez and Gregory Salcido, plus challengers Bob Archuleta, Albert Armijo, Graciela Gallegos-Smith and Martin Morones. Up-to-the-minute election results will only be broadcast to Pico Rivera’s estimated 5,500 cable subscribers, not to those with satellite television. Still, officials believe the telecast will better expose residents to the electoral process. “It’s at the local government level where residents can make a difference,” City Clerk Vida Tolman said. Outside of the telecast, residents may also call (562) 942-2000 or (562) 801-4389 for election results over the telephone. Unofficial, final numbers will be posted online at the city’s Web site, www.pico-rivera.org, as results comes in. “Anything that the city can do to expand voter outreach and education is incredible. If the city has the means to provide these results to the public, that’s wonderful,” Tolman added. Spencer is confident that many residents will be tuned in to their televisions, primarily, he said, because “it’s a closely fought election.” For the time being, his attention is on election night, when he steps in to report the incoming results. “We’re not suggesting we’ll win an Emmy, but I hope at least that we win the approval of our residents,” Spencer said. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!