The City of Yuma held its general election Tuesday, Nov. 7, where voters had their opportunity to elect three at-large seats on the City Council.
A total of 7,579 ballots were cast, including:
- Early ballots.
- Poll results from all of the 3 voting centers.
Following are the final, unofficial results.
City Council / Votes Cast / Percentage of Ballots Cast
Knight, Gary 3,669 48%
McClendon, Leslie 3,289 43%
Watts, Karen 3,261 43%
Counts, Gregory 3,256 43%
Rosevear, Ken 3,187 42%
Rojas-McNair, Kristina 2,819 37%
Candidates Knight and McClendon appear to have secured seats on the Council.
Regarding the third City Council seat: Candidates Watts and Counts are separated by five votes. This triggers an automatic recount pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes section 16-661. The City will follow the recount procedure in accordance with Arizona law.
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.
Mayor Douglas Nicholls and Presiding Judge James Coil were both re-elected to four-year terms as a result of the Aug. 29 election, having each exceeded 50 percent of the vote.
Votes will become official once canvassed by the Yuma City Council.