Official Election Results

The official results from the city of Rio Rancho’s March 6, 2012, regular municipal election that included three city council seats and nine city Charter amendment questions are:
District 1 City Councilor, Four-Year Term
Absentee/Early
Polls
Total
Michael J. Williams (Incumbent)
68
196
264
Chuck Wilkins
136
540
676
District 4 City Councilor, Four-Year Term
Absentee/Early
Polls
Total
Roberta M. Radosevich
70
205
275
Mark S. Scott
108
419
527
Steven L. Shaw (Incumbent)
99
308
407
District 6 City Councilor, Four-Year Term
Absentee/Early
Polls
Total
Lonnie Clayton
111
312
423
Helene Joy Apper
25
65
90
Marilyn Salzman
80
177
257
Kathleen M. Colley (Incumbent)
169
324
493

Runoff Election


Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the total votes cast in the regular municipal election for District 4 City Councilor and District 6 City Councilor, a runoff election is necessary.

In the runoff election, the candidates will be:

District 4 City Councilor, Four-Year Term


Steven L. Shaw (Incumbent)
Mark S. Scott

District 6 City Councilor, Four-Year Term


Kathleen M. Colley (Incumbent)
Lonnie Clayton

The runoff election will be held between 35 days to 45 days following the canvass of the regular election. The runoff election date has been set by vote of the Rio Rancho Governing Body to take place on April 17, 2012.

Voter Turnout


Of the 51,724 registered voters who could have cast a ballot in the March 6, 2012, Rio Rancho regular municipal election, 5,010 or 9.68 percent voted.

Canvass of Election Results


The March 6, 2012, election results were canvassed by 13th Judicial District Court Judge John F. Davis and certified as official on Friday, March 9, 2012. View official canvassing document (searchable PDF).

Through the canvassing process, which is in place to ensure the accuracy of election results, numbers have been updated from the unofficial election results reported on Election Day.

The difference in the unofficial and official result numbers is due to data input errors in the election returns spreadsheet.

The data input errors did not change the outcome of the City Council contests or passage of all nine of the Charter amendment proposition questions.

Swearing-In Ceremony


At 6 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2012, at Rio Rancho City Hall, Chuck Wilkins will be officially sworn in and take office as District 1 City Councilor. The public is invited to attend the ceremony.

Questions


For election questions, please call the Office of the City Clerk at (505) 891-5004.

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