More Elections 2012
Gila County mailed 17,231 early ballots to voters for the Nov. 6 general election. Voters returned nearly 82 percent (14,126).
Early Tuesday morning, the county posted most of the remaining early and provisional ballots. The additional votes did little to change election results. In the close races for Payson Unified School District and the Northern Gila County Sanitary District, things remained the same.
Crucial election turns on shift of political power to North Gila County
Republicans took a beating across the nation on Tuesday, but triumphed in Northern Gila County, Moreover, the Republican sweep locally marked a striking shift of political power in the county from south to north, attended by a stark division in voting patterns.
Republican Rep. Jeff Flake Tuesday won a bruising U.S. Senate fight against former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona.
North and South Gila County both go their different ways
Republican Congressman Paul Gosar proved the wisdom of his recent address change from Flagstaff to Prescott by cruising to an easy win in a redrawn Congressional District 4.
Crandell turns back Democratic effort, Thorpe, Barton clean up in North County
Rim Country voters provided the clump of ballots that secured a narrow but decisive victory for three Republicans seeking seats in the Legislature representing District 6.
In ballot proposition results, Gila County voters echoed statewide outcomes with a mostly extra-conservative twist.
Republicans Tuesday appeared to have swept the three state Legislative District 6 seats representing Rim Country with victories for Rep. Chester Crandell in the senate and both Rep. Brenda Barton and Bob Thorpe in the state house. Northern Gila County provided the three Republicans with big margins, overcoming Flagstaff-based challenges from Rep. Tom Chabin in the Senate and Angela LeFevre and Doug Ballard in the house. The newly drawn district boundaries provided the Republicans with a registration edge, but the population distribution would seem to have given the Flagstaff-based Democrats a fighting chance.