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Updated City of Yuma election results, Nov. 5, 2019

The City of Yuma held its general election Tuesday, Nov. 5, where voters selected their preferences for three at-large seats on the City Council.

Polls closed at 7 p.m. The current count reflects 7,981 ballots cast, including:

  • Early ballots that have been processed and counted.
  • Poll results from all of the 3 voting centers.

As of 4:15 p.m. Thursday, approximately less than 100 ballots remain to be processed. These are “late early” ballots turned in Tuesday and provisional ballots. The City believes the unofficial final tally could be complete on or by Friday, Nov. 8.


City Council / Votes Cast / Percentage of votes

Bradley, Jason   2,858 36%

Morris, Chris  3,432  43%

Scarborough, Robert 3,165  40%

Shelton, Mike 3,836  48%

Shoop, Ema Lea 3,438  43%

Thomas, Edward 3,048  38%


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.

The top three finishers in the final vote tally will serve four-year terms on the Yuma City Council beginning January 2020. Based on the number of ballots remaining to be processed versus the tally difference between candidates, Shelton, Shoop and Morris are councilmembers-elect.

Votes will become final and official once canvassed by the Yuma City Council.