Yuma, Arizona - The City of Yuma held its primary election Tuesday, Aug. 29, where voters had their first opportunity of this cycle to elect or nominate candidates for the offices of Mayor, three at-large seats on the City Council and Presiding Municipal Court Judge.
Polls closed at 7 p.m. The current count reflects 6,000 ballots cast, including:
- Early ballots that have been processed and counted.
- Poll results from all of the 3 voting centers.
As of 8:35 p.m. Tuesday, approximately 685 ballots remain to be counted. These are “late early” ballots turned in Tuesday and provisional ballots (there were no “conditional provisional” ballots). The City believes the unofficial final tally could be complete on or by Thursday, Aug. 31.
Mayor / Votes Cast / Percentage of Ballots Cast
Nicholls, Douglas 5,061 84%
City Council / Votes Cast / Percentage of Ballots Cast
Counts, Gregory 2,171 36%
Knight, Gary 2,748 46%
McClendon, Leslie 2,394 40%
Ostrowski, Shelley 1,528 25%
Rojas-McNair, Kristina 1,812 30%
Rosevear, Ken 2,414 40%
Watts, Karen 2,377 40%
McIntire, Valerie (write-in) 0%
Presiding Municipal Judge /Votes Cast / Percentage of Ballots Cast
Coil, James 5,029 84%
Percentages reflect a percentage of the total number of ballots cast, rather than a percentage of the total number of votes cast, because Yuma City Council seats are considered at-large, and each ballot may contain up to three votes for members of the City Council.
Per Yuma City Charter, Article IV, Section 5, any candidate receiving votes constituting a majority of all ballots cast in the primary is elected to office. Mayor Nicholls and Presiding Judge Coil are re-elected to their seats.
Candidates for City Council will move to the general election in November at a rate of two candidates per seat; thus two will be eliminated when the final tally comes in.
Votes will become final and official once canvassed by the Yuma City Council.