Yuma Primary Election Results Made Official

Open Audio Article Player

The CAST 11 Podcast Network is sponsored by the Prescott Valley Outdoor Summit. Where adventure comes together.

The Yuma City Council on Wednesday canvassed the City’s results of the Aug. 2 primary election, making the results both final and official.

Voters had their first opportunity of this cycle to elect or nominate candidates for the offices of Mayor, three at-large seats on the City Council, and Presiding Municipal Court Judge.

Per Yuma City Charter, Article IV, Section 5, any candidate receiving votes constituting a majority of all ballots cast in the primary is elected to office. Mayor Douglas Nicholls and Presiding Judge James Coil are re-elected to four-year terms starting January 2023.

Candidates for City Council will move to the general election in November at a rate of two candidates per seat. Six candidates with the most votes received will move forward in the general election.

Following are final, official results, reflecting 11,580 ballots cast.

mayor votes cast Percentage of Ballot’s Cast
Nicholls, Douglas 6,708 58%
Watts, Karen 4,432 39%
City Council votes cast Percentage of Ballot’s Cast
Craft, William 1,811 16%
Knight, Gary 5,095 44%
Morales, Arturo 4,482 39%
Scarborough, Robert 2,695 24%
Smith, Carol 4,043 35%
Thomas, Edward 2,581 23%
Wilkinson, Nicolle 3,396 30%

Presiding Municipal Court Judge: Coil, James
Votes Cast: 9,413
Percentage of Ballot’s Cast: 82%

Percentages reflect a percentage of the total number of ballots cast, rather than a percentage of the total number of votes cast, because Yuma City Council seats are considered at-large, and each ballot may contain up to three votes for members of the City Council .

Catch up with the news and read more stories from the Desert Cities on Signals A Z.com!

Prescott Valley Outdoor Summit

Comments are closed.