Primary Election Results, 9:30 p.m. - Final Report of Evening
08/30/2011 | Greg Hyland, Director of Communications & Public Affairs
City of Yuma Primary Election Results August 30 - Final Report of the Evening
This information is as of 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday , Aug. 30. Results reflect all 6 polling places and more than 5,000 early ballots; 1,400 ballots to be counted.
Yuma, Arizona - The City of Yuma held its primary election Tuesday, Aug. 30, where voters were to elect or narrow the field of candidates for the office of Municipal Judge and three seats on the City Council.
Polls closed at 7 p.m. The current count reflects a total of 5,666 ballots, including 5,101 early ballots and results from all 6 polling places. With nearly 1,400 "late early" and provisional ballots yet to be counted, it appears councilmembers Leslie McClendon and Cody Beeson will likely be headed to second terms as a result of primary voting, while candidates for municipal judge will be waiting anxiously for the last votes.
|Percentage of |
|Thomas, Edward C.||2,703||47.71%|
|Percentage of |
|Umphress, Jenny Farmer||1,861||32.85%|
As they are released later in the week, subscribers to City news releases via e-mail will receive the final unofficial election results; additionally these results may be viewed on the City's web site, www.YumaAz.gov/election, or on the City's Time Warner Cable channels City 73 and Ciudad 72.
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.
Should any primary election candidate accumulate votes on 50 percent plus one of the total number of ballots cast, that candidate will be elected to office and will not participate in the November general election.
The top two finishers per remaining open seat will move on to the general election on Nov. 8. That means that at least one municipal court judge candidate will be eliminated as a result of the final tally of primary election ballots.