Armory Park Election Details

I was curious about the election results in Armory Park (precinct 45) so I went to the city website and extracted the following information:

Precinct 045
REGISTERED VOTERS – TOTAL             1,197
BALLOTS CAST – TOTAL                            247
BALLOTS CAST – NONPARTISAN                 0
BALLOTS CAST – Democrat                      228     92.31%
BALLOTS CAST – Republican                     15       6.07%
BALLOTS CAST – Libertarian                       0       0%
BALLOTS CAST – Green                                 4       1.62%
BALLOTS CAST – BLANK                               2       0.81%
VOTER TURNOUT – TOTAL                                   20.63%
VOTER TURNOUT – BLANK                                    0.17%
********** (Democrat) **********
Council Member Ward 6
(VOTE FOR) 1
KOZACHIK, STEVE                                      221      97.36%
WRITE-IN                                                         6         2.64%
********** (Republican) **********
Council Member Ward 6
(VOTE FOR) 1
RODRIGUEZ, MARIANO                              13        92.86%
WRITE-IN                                                         1          7.14%
********** (Libertarian) **********
Council Member Ward 6
(VOTE FOR) 1
WRITE-IN                                                         0          0%
********** (Green) **********
Council Member Ward 6
(VOTE FOR) 1
CEASE, MIKE                                                   4      100%
OATMAN, MICHAEL                                      0           0%
WRITE-IN                                                         0           0%

Precinct 45 is larger than Armory Park. It extends roughly from Broadway to 22nd and from I-10 to the railroad tracks. So these figures include the barrios and some residents to our south. These people are residents of our extended neighborhood and seem to share our political orientation.

Voter turnout in uncontested primaries is always low, about 20% in this case. The turnout for Steve Kozachik is particularly significant here. He needed no votes to advance to the general election, nevertheless, 221 voters made the effort to cast a ballot for him. The bad news: there are probably less than half of Precinct 45 residents registered to vote and only about 20% voted. The good news: 93% of voters chose Steve.

I hope and expect that this level of support will continue into the general election.

Author: Ken Taylor

I am a relatively recent Armory Park resident (2/16) along with my wife, Donna and our little dog Lulu. In our 7+ decades, Donna and I lived over 30 years in Anchorage, Alaska before moving to Arizona. We have been Arizona residents for 16 years before coming here including 12 in Green Valley and four in west Tucson. We love the neighborhood for its history, walkability and interesting residents. Lulu insists on walking every day so you may see us following her around and picking up trash to keep our neighborhood presentable.

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