Look toward the bottom of this post for the latest. Final numbers coming Monday afternoon.
8:11pm- The polls closed at 7pm and elections officials have been involved in the count. We’ll be finding out the future of La Paz County with at least one new County Supervisor, a new County Sheriff, a new County Assessor and a number of contested races. When we get the results, we’ll post them here! Watch the Elections Department in action HERE.
8:40pm- Parker Live has seen the results from 3099 early ballots processed before tonight’s count. This represents a good big slice of the total votes, as we know by looking at the total votes cast in the 2012 election, which was 5808. According to the Recorder’s Office there’ll be at least a few hundred more earlies processed after tonight, but this should give us a solid idea of how the vote is going. And here it is:
District 1 Supervisor: DL Wilson leads Missi Gilbert 57%-42%.
District 2 Supervisor: Duce Minor leads Luke Marler 70%-30%.
District 3 Supervisor: Holly Irwin leads Gary Zak 67%-33%.
County Sheriff: Bill Risen leads Frank Vidrine 66%-32%.
County Attorney: Kathy Field narrowly leads Tony Rogers 51%-49%.
School Superintendent: Jacque Price leads Armando Heredia 63%-38%.
9:10pm- One further nugget from the early ballots: Buckskin Fire Board has Don Rountree, Jeff Daniels and John Mihelich ahead with 25%, 23% and 20% respectively.
10:05pm- Okay, we now have some final unofficial results for the night. This does not include provisional ballots or ‘late early’ ballots, but most of the results are pretty clear and they include the early ballots we reported before.
District 1 Supervisor: DL Wilson leads Missi Gilbert 54%-46%.
District 2 Supervisor: Duce Minor leads Luke Marler 68%-32%.
District 3 Supervisor: Holly Irwin leads Gary Zak 65%-35%.
County Sheriff: Bill Risen leads Frank Vidrine 64%-35%.
County Attorney: Tony Rogers leads Kathy Field 53%-47%.
School Superintendent: Jacque Price leads Armando Heredia 58%-43%.
Buckskin Fire Board: Don Rountree, Jeff Daniels in the lead with 488 and 428 votes respectively. In third place will be either John Mehilich or Wayne Posey at 402 and 400 respectively.
Most of these look pretty solid to us, because there are likely only a couple of hundred votes left to count (perhaps 300-500 or thereabouts), so most of the results are going to survive to the final count.
10:43pm- One final update. We’ve been told there are over a thousand votes, including an unusually high number of provisional ballots, left to count. Reportedly problems with the system in some precincts caused the high number. So, the results could change, but the wider the margin the less likely that is.
That’s it for tonight! We’ll have an article summarizing this soon. Full unofficial results HERE. Final results on Monday.