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UPDATE: City of Phoenix Special ElectionUPDATE: City of Phoenix Special Election<div class="ExternalClassF8ED9DFE9DD341E99FBD18840D8DE668"><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p style="text-align:center;"><strong style="text-align:center;">Update: City of Phoenix Special Election</strong><br></p><p>As of 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, the city of Phoenix Elections staff continues to process ballots for the Special Election in the Mayoral Runoff, as well as for Councilmembers in Districts 5 and 8.</p><p>As of this release, we want to share the following facts:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>The city has processed 142,398 early ballots along with ballots cast at voting centers</li><li>Total ballots cast: Approximately 180,000 (which is on track to be the highest number of ballots cast in a city-run Mayoral election)</li><li>Since the last update, Elections staff have processed an additional 11,132 ballots</li></ul><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">83,249</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">58.57%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Daniel Valenzuela</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">58,885</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">41.43%</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">2,307</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">23.01%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Betty Guardado</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3,697</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">36.87%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Vania Guevara</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2,509</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">25.02%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lydia Hernandez</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1,514</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">15.10%</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">990</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">9.27%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Carlos Garcia</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3,053</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">28.59%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Michael Johnson</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2,370</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">22.19%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lawrence Robinson</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2,178</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">20.40%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Camaron Stevenson</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">634</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">5.94%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Warren Stewart, Jr.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1,024</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">9.59%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Onesimus A. Strachan</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">430</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">4.03%</td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>What's Next: </strong>Voting results will be adopted as official after the Phoenix City Council canvasses the vote totals at the March 20 Formal City Council meeting. <em>Note: In the District races, if no candidate receives 50% plus 1 vote, the top two candidates will proceed to a Runoff election, scheduled to happen on Tuesday, May 21.</em></p><p><strong>More Details: </strong>Residents also can get election results on the web at <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1402572/354073/22008/3/">Phoenix.gov/Results</a>, via social media on Twitter <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1402572/354073/18883/6/">@PHXElections</a> and by calling the City Clerk Department during regular business hours at 602-261-VOTE (8683) or use the 7-1-1 Relay System.<br></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p></div>3/13/2019 7:00:00 PMMatt Hamada602-376-5899