As of 2 PM Wednesday, the Oro Valley Town Council election is too close to call. Ballots are still being counted. Additionally, mail-in ballots that were dropped off at the polls yesterday will not be counted until the signatures are verified.
The Pima County Elections website states that Provisional Ballots will be counted on Monday, August 10th, early ballot counting is expected to finish on Wednesday, August 12th, and the official canvass will take place on Friday, August 14th.
The threshold needed to win
As explained on LOVE previously, in order to win in the primary, a candidate needs 50% plus 1 vote. The formula for determining that threshold is to take the total number of ballots cast divided by the number of open seats divided by 2.
With the ballots currently counted, the formula looks like this:
31,450 ballots cast divided by 3 open seats = 10,483 divided by 2 = 5242 plus 1 = 5243 votes needed to win in the primary.
Right now, all five candidates are well over that threshold. However, it will be the top three vote-getters who will be declared the winners in the primary.
|Pima County Elections Results as of 2 PM Wednesday|
Current results reveal 65% approval (7,379 votes) and 35% voting no (3,994 votes).