With nearly all ballots tabulated by Maricopa County in Scottsdale’s Aug. 2 primary election, it appears that incumbents Kathy Littlefield and Solange Whitehead will retain their seats on the City Council. One council seat remains open to be decided at the Nov. 8 general election.
Maricopa County reports there are approximately 7,500 uncured early ballots countywide. The deadline for voters to cure early ballots with signatures that need additional review is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. The county will post final election results after Tuesday’s deadline.
In the Scottsdale primary election, seven residents were running for three seats on the City Council. To be elected at outright in the primary, a Scottsdale City Council candidate must receive a majority of all the legal votes cast in the election for that candidate’s race.
According to the City Charter, the majority of legal votes cast is determined by:
Dividing the total number of legal votes cast in each candidate’s race by the number of seats to be filled (3);
Dividing that number in half;
Rounding to the next highest whole number.
Based on the preliminary election results from Maricopa County, it appears that candidates Kathy Littlefield and Solange Whitehead have been elected at the primary, and that one Council seat remains to be filled at the November 2022 general election.
The next two candidates with the highest number of votes will advance to the November general election, with the candidate receiving the majority of votes cast being elected and taking office in January 2023. Based on current election results, Scottsdale City Council candidates Barry Graham and Pamela Carter would advance to the November general election.
Final results for the Scottsdale City Council race will be posted after final election results are provided by Maricopa County on Tuesday, Aug. 9.
The Scottsdale City Council is scheduled to canvass the election results at its Aug. 22 City Council Meeting.
Find Scottsdale election information at Scottsdale.Vote.