Local races set records for primary vote totals

Both the County Commission primaries attracted more voters that the previous two primaries. The three School Board races drew 31, 596 votes—8,274 more votes than in the 2010 primary when all three seats were last contested.

The mayoral race set a new record for primary votes with 16,268–25 percent more than the first strong mayor primary in 2010.

Overall 64,482 votes were cast – 30.82 percent turnout. In a reversal of recent trends, 52 percent of the votes were cast on Election Day.

 

Total Votes 2016 2010
Commission D2           6,317           4,460           5,263
Commission D4           9,778           8,426
ECUA District 4           9,541           7,607
School Board D1         11,638           9,299
School Board D2           9,751           7,467
School Board D3         10,207           5,139           6,556
Mayor         16,268         12,985
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