Official results for the GRIC 2017 Primary Election
October 6, 2017
Thomas R. Throssell
Gila River Indian News
Gila River Indian Community voters took to the polls, Sept. 19, and cast their vote in the 2017 Primary Election that decides which two candidates are eligible to run for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Chief Judge in the upcoming Nov. 7 GRIC General Election.
The official results, collected and tabulated by GRIC’s Tribal Elections Office, reported 1,661 Community members voted in the 2017 Primary Election.
Per office, the two candidates receiving the most votes in the primary election will move on to the 2017 General Election.
Candidates for Governor who received the two highest vote counts are Monica Antone with 605 total votes, 36.56 percent of total ballots cast overall, and Stephen Roe Lewis with 585 total votes, 35.35 percent of total ballots cast overall.
Candidates for Lieutenant Governor who received the two highest vote counts are Robert Stone with 464 total votes, 28.50 percent of total ballots cast overall, and David A. Anderson with 204 total votes, 12.53 percent of total ballots cast overall.
Candidates for Chief Judge who received the two highest vote counts are Donna Kisto-Jones with 550 total votes, 17.19 percent of total ballots cast overall, and Anthony James Hill with 544 total votes, 17 percent of total ballots cast overall.
The total of ballots overall cast per district are as follows: 148 ballots cast in District 1; 91 in District 2; 401 in District 3; 296 in District 4; 312 in District 5; 243 in District 6; 78 in District 7; and 92 absentee ballots.
Community Council certified the results for the GRIC 2017 Primary Election on Oct. 4 and the 2017 General Election will be held on Nov. 7.
Voter registration opened on Sept. 20 and will close on Oct. 10, so make sure to make any updates or register if you haven’t already. For those unable to make it to the polls on election day, absentee voting opens on Oct. 17 and closes on Nov. 6.
For more information about the upcoming General Election, 2017 Primary Election results, or for any other questions contact the Tribal Elections Office at (520) 562-9735 or 9758.