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Posted on: August 28, 2018

UPDATED 9/3: Early Unofficial Primary Election Council votes announced

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Here are the Early Unofficial city election results released by the Maricopa County Elections Department as of 5:17 p.m. on September 3. The County is still processing Election Day ballots. The results will be updated as the city receives the latest updates. (*denotes incumbent)

District 1:

James Cunningham 1,236 votes (38%)
Raymond Grim 853 votes (26%)
*Roland F. Winters Jr. 1,187 votes (36%)

District 2:

Alyson Cline 1,589 votes (23%)
Wendell V. Fountain 1,799 votes (27%)
*Nancy Hayden 3,399 votes (50%)

District 3:

*Patrick Duffy 1,574 votes (50%)
Gisele Norberg 1,565 votes (50%)

District 5:

*Skip Hall 2,078 votes (73%)
Leo Mankiewicz 774 votes (27%)

District 6:

Eric Cultum 337 votes (13%)
Chris Judd 1,552 votes (54%)
*Todd Tande 955 votes (33%)

In order to determine a winner in the Primary, a candidate must receive a majority of the votes cast to be elected to a seat (50% plus one vote). If a winner isn’t determined in the Primary, candidates will square off in the November 6 General Election.

Districts 1, 5 and 6 carry a four-year term, expiring December 31, 2022.  

District 3 carries a 2-year term to expire December 31, 2020. This election fills the remainder of the term left vacant due to a 2017 resignation.

District 2 carries a 2-year term to expire December 31, 2020. This election fills the remainder of the term left vacant due to the passing of Jim Hayden in 2017

For the results to all County and State ballot issues please visit

These results are preliminary until all of the ballots dropped off at City Hall on Election Day and all Provisional Ballots are counted.  

Not less than six days nor more than 20 days after a primary or general election, the governing body of the city or town will meet to canvass the votes. If the returns from any polling place are missing at the time of the meeting of the governing body, the canvass will be postponed on a day-to-day basis until all returns are received by the city or town council. Six days or six postponements is the maximum allowable under Arizona law.

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