Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Early Results are coming in

It's still early and provisional ballots haven't been counted, but it seems that most EV races and ballot questions are going as expected.

In Scottsdale, results from early ballots show the amendments to the City's charter passing by a roughly 4-1 margin and that Proposition 200 (bed tax hike) is comfortably ahead (12%+).

As for ballots that include actual races for office, it's too early to know if run-off elections will be needed. In most jurisdictions, a candidate has to be named on more than half of the ballots cast in order to avoid a run-off, and until those numbers are released, we won't know for certain which candidates achieved the necessary vote totals.

From the website of the Maricopa County Recorder's Office -

In Tempe, there are 4 candidates for the three open seats on the City Council. It appears that Robin Arredondo-Savage, Shana Ellis, and Onnie Shekerjian are all at least 2300 votes ahead of fourth-place candidate Mark Ortiz. In addition, Proposition 400 (bed tax hike) is ahead by more than 40 percentage points.

In Carefree, it looks as if Mayor David Schwan has successfully fought an attempt to recall him (>17%).

In Fountain Hills, Councilwoman Ginny Dickey in on her way to reelection, leading all vote-getters with 2363 votes for City Council.

Lastly, most (but not all) of the school-budget override related questions look to be passing, including Kyrene (by >17%) and Tempe Elementary (>23%).

Look for finalized results by Friday.

Updates as they become available.

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