Unofficial election results Aug. 5 from the Maricopa County Recorder's office show Christine Ellis, OD Harris and Mark Stewart in the lead for spots on the Chandler City Council.

With 48,881 votes counted and a voter turnout of 31.42%, the results remain unofficial and will be updated as all ballots are counted.

Incumbents Jeremy McClymonds and Stewart along with Beth Brizel, Rick Heumann, Harris and Ellis are vying for the three available seats on the council.

As of 7:25 a.m. Aug. 5, Ellis had the highest number of votes with 23,188 (19%), Stewart had 20,853 (17%) and Harris had 20,146 (17%).

Heumann had 19,457 (16%) votes with McClymonds behind him at 18,715 (16%) and Brizel just behind him with 18,275 votes (15%).


As of 7:25 a.m. Aug. 5, the county recorder website showed 90 of the 99 vote centers had reported.

Candidates who receive more than the majority of the votes cast in the primary will automatically win a seat on the council. If fewer than three candidates receive a majority of the votes then those with the most votes will move on to runoff election in November.

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This story will be updated.