TOWN COUNCIL PRIMARY ELECTION

The Town of Colorado City held the primary election for four Council seats on August 2nd, 2022.  The results are as follows:

The total number of ballots cast at said primary election as shown by the Mohave County official results was 246.

The votes cast for the candidates for Councilmember in order from highest to lowest for the four-year term ending in 2026:

Candidate NameVotes
Dalton Barlow171
Howard Ream146
Alma Hammon134
John Chatwin130
Joanne Shapley124
R. Ilene Timpson116
Emilee Knudson88
Paul R. Holm74

The result of the election is that the top five candidates for the seats received more than 50% of the votes cast at the election. Per State Statute if any candidate for Town Council receives more than 50% of the votes cast at the primary they will be considered seated and will not have to proceed to the general election in November. ARS 9-821-01 also states that if more candidates receive a majority than there are offices to be filled, the candidates receiving the highest number of votes equal to the number of seats to be filled shall be declared elected.

The formula for determining the 50% threshold is set forth in ARS 9-821-01 and it states that the total votes cast divided by the number of seats to be filled divided by 2.  Total votes cast 984 divided by 4 equals 246 divided by 2 equals 123 rounded to the next whole number.

A note of interest:  in 2018 there were 327 ballots cast.  In 2020 there were 203 ballots cast.

For questions on the Town Council positions please contact the Town Clerk at 928-875-9160 or come in the office and we will answer your questions as best we can.

The election was administered by The Mohave County Elections Department. For questions on election procedures and polling places (Town of Colorado City is part of the North Canyon Precinct) please contact Mohave County Elections Department. For questions on voter registration or to verify if you are registered to vote please contact Mohave County Recorder’s Office Voter Registration Division