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Update: City of Phoenix Special ElectionUpdate: City of Phoenix Special Election<div class="ExternalClass40AC95130390402C8B5FD63BD96502D3"><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Update: City of Phoenix Special Election</strong></span></p><p>As of 6:30 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 158,739 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 16,341 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">92,816</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">58.58%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Daniel Valenzuela</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">65,624</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">41.42%</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">2,551</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">22.68%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Betty Guardado</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">4,182</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">37.19%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Vania Guevara</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2,858</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">25.41%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lydia Hernandez</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1,655</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14.72%</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">1,092</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8.95%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Carlos Garcia</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3,497</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">28.66%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Michael Johnson</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2,708</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">22.19%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lawrence Robinson</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2,505</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">20.53%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Camaron Stevenson</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">724</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">5.93%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Warren Stewart, Jr.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1,178</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">9.65%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Onesimus A. Strachan</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">499</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">4.09%</td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>What's Next:</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>This is the last planned news release </strong>regarding updates on the March Special Election. As more results are updated on <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1402589/604394/22008/3/">Phoenix.gov/Results</a>, look for a notification on the Elections Twitter account, <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1402589/604394/22704/6/">@PHXElections</a>.</li><li>Voting results will be adopted as official after the Phoenix City Council canvasses the vote totals at the March 20 Formal City Council meeting. </li><li><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></li></ul><p><strong>More Details: </strong>Residents also can get election results 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>3/14/2019 1:30:00 AMMatt Hamada602-376-5899