Unofficial results: Moore, Pace, Stanton are town council front runners

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Unofficial results show Scott Moore, Julie Pace and Mark Stanton are the front runners for the Paradise Valley Town Council at the Aug. 30 primary election.

Mayor Michael Collins was also elected to serve a second two-year term. He was running unopposed.

The race for three town council seats was sought by Scott Moore, Julie Pace, Mark Stanton and Daran Wastchak.

According to Paradise Valley Town Clerk, Duncan Miller, official results will not be known until early ballots and provisional ballots were voted.

“The variable that we won’t know is how many early ballots were dropped off at the pools today and how many provisional ballots were voted,” he said in an Aug. 30 e-mail to the Independent. “Those will not be sorted or counted tonight.”

“The formula for determining which council candidates won at the Primary Election depends on knowing how many ballots were cast.”

While the term votes and ballots are interchangeable, voters may exercise multiple choices, said Mr. Miller.

According to the Maricopa County Recorder’s office each candidate received:

  • Mayor Michael Collins: 2008 votes;
  • Scott Moore: 1,246 votes;
  • Julie Pace: 1,450 votes;
  • Mark Stanton: 1,518 votes.

Final results will not be available until after 5 p.m. on Friday at the earliest, according to a statement released by the Town. A large number of early ballots and provisional ballots have not been counted yet so winners will not be declared until final results have been released, according to the town.

If necessary, the run-off election will be held on Nov. 8. The newly elected mayor and town council will take office in January.

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