Election Night 2015: Early Ballot Numbers Are In
The following numbers are based on mail in ballots, which represent about a third of all votes cast:
Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, who is running unopposed, has received 94.74 percent of the votes with 5.26 percent of the ballots going to write-in candidates.
In the City of Tucson City Council race, Regina Romero has an 18 percent lead on Bill Hunt with 58.89 percent of votes. Paul Cunningham has a similar lead on on Kelly Lawton with 58.84 percent of the votes. Shirley Scott has has a fifteen percent lead on Margaret Burkholder with 57.54 percent of the vote.
Proposition 201, which will remove red light cameras if passed, is leading towards a pass with 64.76 percent of the vote.
Proposition 403, which would give the mayor equal power to his fellow council members when it comes to firing high-ranking city officials and some other parliamentary authority, is currently passing with 72.96 percent of voters voting in favor.
Proposition 404, which would remove civil-service protections for department heads, is also currently passing with 69.59 percent of the vote.
Proposition 405, which would boost the City Council's pay from $24,000 a year to $27,456 annually and the mayor's salary from $42,000 to $48,360 annually, is currently not passing with 60.24 percent of ballots counted not supporting the measure.
Oro Valley's recall election is looking tight:
Incumbent Satish Hiremath has an 8 percent lead on challenger Patrick Straney. Hiremath has 50.72 percent of the votes tallied so far and Straney has 42.85 percent. Joe Winfield, who dropped out of the running but is listed on the ballot, has collected 6 percent of the vote so far.
Incumbent Joe Hornat has a very slight lead over challenger Ryan Hartung with 50.82 percent of the votes.
Incumbent Mary Snider has the biggest lead in the Oro Valley recall election with 50.76 percent of the vote. Challengers Shirl
Lamonna and Doug Burke have received 36.58 and 13.55 percent of the vote, respectively.
Incumbent Lou Waters leads Steve Didio in their race with 51.52 percent of the votes.