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UPDATE: City of Phoenix Special ElectionUPDATE: City of Phoenix Special Election<div class="ExternalClassCF137460FBF547C1B6184B33EE1369AF"><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, the city of Phoenix Elections staff continues to process ballots for the Special Election in the Mayoral Runoff, as well as for Councilmembers in District 5 and 8. <strong>This will be the final update for the night. </strong></p><p><strong>***NOTE TO OVERNIGHT/MORNING NEWS TEAMS: </strong><em><strong>These numbers will not change before your broadcasts. The next expected release of ballot information will be at approximately noon on Wednesday, March 13. </strong></em></p><p>Here are some important facts about tonight's Special Election:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>The city has processed 131,266 early ballots mailed-in along with ballots cast at voting centers</li><li>There are approximately 49,000 early ballots remaining to be validated and processed </li><li>Total ballots cast: Approx. 180,000 (which is on track to be the highest number of ballots in a Phoenix Mayoral election)</li></ul><p>As with all previous city elections, this process can take several more days to complete. Ballots remaining to be counted include those early ballots dropped off at voting centers.</p><p> </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>MAYOR</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>VOTES</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>% OF VOTE</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Kate Gallego</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">76,564</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">58.44%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Daniel Valenzuela</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">54,451</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">41.56%</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>DISTRICT 5</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>VOTES</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>% OF VOTE</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Audrey Bell-Jenkins</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2,171</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">23.21%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Betty Guardado</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3,382</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">36.15%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Vania Guevara</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2,319</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">24.79%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lydia Hernandez</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1,424</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">15.22%</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>DISTRICT 8</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>VOTES</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>% OF VOTES</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Gilbert Arvizu</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">925</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">9.31%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Carlos Garcia</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2,810</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">28.28%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Michael Johnson</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2,203</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">22.17%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lawrence Robinson</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1,996</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">20.09%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Camaron Stevenson</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">597</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">6.01%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Warren Stewart, Jr.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">963</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">9.69%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Onesimus A. Strachan</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">398</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">4.01%</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>For the public, these numbers are available at <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1402514/341381/9432/3/">Phoenix.gov/Elections</a>. The results on the <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1402514/341381/522/6/">Phoenix.gov </a>website will be updated when new information is received.</p><p>For more information on this Special Election, visit <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1402514/341381/9432/9/">Phoenix.gov/Elections</a>or contact the Phoenix City Clerk Department during regular business hours at 602-261-VOTE (8683), use the 7-1-1 Relay System, or follow <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1402514/341381/22040/10/">@PHXElections</a>on Twitter.</p><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p></div>3/13/2019 6:00:00 AMMatt Hamada602-376-5899