Yuma City Council Election is Still a Tight Race

Nov 8, 2017

More than one thousands ballots remain to be counted from Tuesday's vote

Yuma voters cast their ballots for City Council Tuesday, but it could take until Friday before we find out who was elected.  Just over one thousand votes are still to be counted from Tuesday's vote, and the results are still very much up in the air. 

Six candidates, incumbent Gary Knight, former Councilwoman Leslie McClendon, retired Chamber of Commerce Director Ken Rosevear, retired YPD Officer Greg Counts, Nurse Practitioner Karen Watts and YRMC Training Office Manager Kristina Rojas-McNair sought three open City Council Seats.  City spokesman Dave Nash says more than 65 hundred votes were counted last night, but late early ballots remain.  As a result little has been decided.....................

The vote will not change until one thousand thirteen late early ballots are counted, beginning Thursday morning.  Incumbent Knight is confident............................

After the initial count Knight had just over 32 hundred votes, followed by McClendon with just under 29 hundred, next was Watts with just over 28 hundred votes, Counts with just under 28 hundred, Rosevear with more than 27 hundred and Rojas-McNair with just over 24 hundred votes.  Nash says County election workers could have the final unofficial vote totals late Thursday afternoon or early Friday.