The ballots have been counted and counted again, now the results of the Oro Valley primary election are official.
The town council plans to vote Wednesday on the Pima County Elections Department primary election canvass, giving the March 9 election results final approval.
With the mayor's seat and three council positions up for grabs, both incumbents on the ballot lost in their bids for re-election.
Longtime Mayor Paul Loomis received the fewest votes among three candidates. The top two vote getters names' can appear on the ballot for the general election in May.
Councilman K.C. Carter also lost his bid for re-election, receiving the second fewest votes among a field of seven candidates. Matthew Rabb beat out the incumbent by a mere 20 votes to win the fourth slot on the ballot.
A pair of council seats remains up for grabs, which Rabb, Don Emmons, Joe Hornat and Lou Waters will vie for in the general election. Mary Snider won the third seat outright by garnering votes on 61 percent of ballots cast. Voter turnout was 41 percent.
The Pima County Recorder's Office rejected 11 ballots for lack of a signature or unconfirmed signatures. The elections department may have also rejected ballots but The Explorer was unable to confirm how many.
Mike Zinkin 4,101 38 percent
Satish Hiremath 3,545 33 percent
Paul Loomis 3,005 28 percent
(Note: The top two vote-getters names' will appear on the May 18 general election ballot.)
Mary Snider 6,683 61 percent
Lou Waters 4,708 43 percent
Joe Hornat 4,096 38 percent
Don Emmons 3,068 28 percent
Matthew Rabb 2,965 27 percent
K.C. Carter 2,945 27 percent
Mark Finchem 2,830 26 percent
(Note: Snider has been elected to the council. The remaining top four vote-getters names' will appear on the May 18 general election ballot.)