Additional General Election Ballots Remain to be Counted
11/09/2011 | Dave Nash, Public Affairs Coordinator
Total More than 1,000; Could Affect Judge Race
Yuma, Arizona - An additional number of "late early" ballots need to be counted in the City of Yuma General Election than has been previously stated, possibly affecting the race for Municipal Court Judge.
Last night, figures received from the office of the City Clerk indicated that "fewer than 200" ballots still needed to be counted. This was based on 143 "late early" ballots that were dropped off at the six City polling locations, and the City issued a news release after 9 p.m. Tuesday based on this information.
After this news release, the Clerk's office learned that an additional 866 early ballots were dropped off at the County Recorder's Office. Added together with 98 early ballots previously received but still uncounted as of last night and 45 provisional ballots, this raises the total number of votes yet to be tabulated and released at 1,009.
With the County Election Board currently completing the count and no conditional provisional ballots remaining that would have required a three-day verification period, it may be possible to have final, unofficial results as soon as close of business today.
At last count, only 200 votes separated judge candidates Jerrold Warner and Jenny Farmer Umphress.