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Election results were available as of 8 p.m. Nov. 5 after the polls closed on the Secretary of State’s website.

For races that used the ranked-choice voting method (mayor and council member), vote counts for first, second and third choices were available on election night (Nov. 5), but actual results were not tabulated until the following day. This means no winners were declared in those races until Wednesday, Nov. 6. The city clerk’s office began tabulation the morning of Nov. 6 and announced results below as they became available.

Results for the ISD 283 school board race were available after 8 p.m. on election night, Nov. 5. The school board races were not counted using the ranked-choice method. The top four candidates with the most votes in this race were elected.

Ranked-choice races

11/6/19 updates:

  •  A lottery was held to determine the order in which races will be tabulated. The mayor's race will be counted first. Council member at large A will be counted second. Council member at large B will be counted third.
  • 10 a.m. - Tabulation has started for the office of mayor. Results will be posted on this page once tabulation is completed and candidates have been notified of the result.
  • Tabulation has been completed for the mayor's race. See below for more information.
  • 10:30 a.m. - Tabulation has started for the office of council member at large A.
  • Tabulation has been completed for the office of council member at large A. See below for more information.
  • 11 a.m. - Tabulation has started for the office of council member at large B.
  • 11:30 a.m. - Tabulation is complete for the office of council member at large B. See below for more information.
  • 11:45 a.m. - Winners in all races have been declared. Jake Spano was elected mayor. Larry Kraft was elected as council member at large A. Nadia Mohamed was elected as council member at large B.
  • 2:45 p.m. - Updated exhausted ballot totals to show how many ballots were either totally blank or partially defective for each office. Also provided more detail to differentiate between the total votes cast for each office and the total ballots cast citywide.

For results in the council member at large A race, click on tabs below to see round-by-round results. 

The races for the offices of mayor and council member at large B only required a single round of counting.

Results are unofficial until canvassed by the city council. Canvassing is scheduled to occur on Nov. 12.

Learn more about ranked-choice voting.

 

Ranked-choice races

In the first round of counting a ranked choice race, we total the first-choice votes and check whether any option received more votes than the threshold. The threshold for declaring a winner is 50 percent of total votes cast plus one.

Mayor
Candidate Number of votes Percent of votes
Jake Spano 5442 83.10%
Yvette Baudelaire 1082 16.52%
Undeclared write-in 17 0.26%
Overvote 1 0.02%
Undervote 7 0.11%
Total votes continuing 6549   
Total votes cast for this office  6549   
Totally blank 69   
Partially defective 1  
Exhausted ballots 0  
Total ballots cast citywide 6619  

Threshold = 3275 votes

Jake Spano received the most votes (5442), which was more than the threshold. Jake Spano was declared the winner in a single round of counting.

*Threshold = ((Total votes cast)/(Seats to be elected + 1)) + 1

The total votes cast for this office does not include totally blank or partially defective ballots as defined by City Code Sec. 10-4.

Council member at large A
Candidate Number of votes Percent of votes
Deb Brinkman 2006  31.84%
Larry Kraft 2752  43.68%
Steve Hallfin 1507  23.92%
Undeclared write-in 15   0.24%
Overvote 0  0.00%
Undervote  20  0.32% 
Total votes continuing 6300   
Total votes cast for this office   6300   
Totally blank  317  
Partially defective ballots   
Exhausted ballots 0  
Total ballots cast citywide 6619  

Threshold = 3151 votes

Larry Kraft received the most votes (2752), but did not have more than the threshold (3151) to be declared the winner. Overvotes, undervotes, and undeclared write-ins (UWI) will be eliminated in the next round of counting. The next highest choices on those ballots will be added to the totals of the remaining candidates.

*Threshold = ((Total votes cast)/(Seats to be elected + 1)) + 1

The total votes cast for this office does not include totally blank or partially defective ballots as defined by City Code Sec. 10-4.

Council member at large B
Candidate Number of votes Percent of votes
Joseph Israel 2296  36.25%
Nadia Mohamed 4002  63.19%
Undeclared write-in 22  0.35%
Overvote  1  0.02% 
Undervote  12  0.19%
Total votes continuing 6333   
Total votes cast for this office  6333   
Totally blank  285   
Partially defective   
Exhausted ballots 0  
Total ballots cast citywide 6619  

Nadia Mohamed received the most votes (4002), which was more than the threshold. Nadia Mohamed was declared the winner in a single round of counting.

*Threshold = ((Total votes cast)/(Seats to be elected + 1)) + 1

The total votes cast for this office does not include totally blank or partially defective ballots as defined by City Code Sec. 10-4.