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Tuesday's special election shattered Phoenix turnout records

Posted at 7:57 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 22:58:21-04

PHOENIX — The string of record-setting elections in Arizona continues.

The results are not yet finalized, but Tuesday’s election in Phoenix, which saw voters soundly reject propositions 105 and 106, has the highest turnout of any citywide election that was not held during a regularly scheduled statewide election.

According to the city’s elections results site, 193,172 votes have been cast either for or against Proposition 105, the proposition in which voters were asked whether Phoenix should suspend funding for any further light rail expansion projects. This means that as of the evening of August 28th, at least 25.3% of registered voters in the city have cast a ballot.

The mayoral runoff election held this March, which was won by Kate Gallego, held the previous record for special election turnout at 24.23%.