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2022 Election Results

November 16, 2022 – Election Results

2022 Election Results

Mayor
CandidateWard 1Ward 2Ward 3Ward 4Ward 5Ward 6TotalPercentResult
Grimes4322954092231481521,65929%-
Searcy7016916583211684352,97452.1%Elected
Smith26316030783177711,06118.6%-
Write-In210240018.3%-
Total Valid Votes1,3981,1561,3666314936585,712100%-
Winning Threshold------2,857--
City Council Ward 1
CandidateVotesPercentageResult
Fulcher79258%Elected
Sherman27420%-
Wallace28821%-
Write-In101%-
Total Valid Votes1,364100%-
Winning Threshold683--
City Council Ward 2
CandidateVotesPercentageResult
Dyballa1,01094%Elected
Write-In626%-
Total Valid Votes1,072100%-
Winning Threshold537--

City Council Ward 3
Round 1Round 2
CandidateVotesPercentageTransferVotesPercentageResult
Mimi Diez48535%+13762246%-
Randy Gibson60144%+12572654%Elected
Alex Hadden28521%-285---
Write-In2--1---
Total Valid Votes1,373100%-1,348100%-
Ballots Exhausted*--24---
Winning Threshold by Round687--675--

* A candidate must receive a majority of valid votes to be elected. If no candidate reaches a majority of first choice votes, an instant runoff is triggered. The ballots marked first choice for candidate(s) with the fewest first choice votes are reviewed to see if they selected a second choice. If so, those ballots are redistributed to their second choice candidate. If their second choice is defeated or if they did not select a second choice, those ballots are declared “exhausted.”

City Council Ward 4
CandidateVotesPercentageResult
Seamens55997%Elected
Write-In173%-
Total Valid Votes576100%-
Winning Threshold289--
City Council Ward 5
Round 1Round 2
CandidateVotesPercentageTransferVotesPercentageResult
A.J. Campbell15933%+2818741%-
Cara Honzak23648%+2926559%Elected
Yared Tebabu9219%-92---
Write-in--+110%-
Total Valid Votes487100%-453100%-
Ballots Exhausted--34---
Winning Threshold by Round244--227--
City Council Ward 6
Round 1Round 2
CandidateVotesPercentageTransferVotesPercentageResult
Ambroise Agosse10015%-100---
Raju Charles579%-57---
Mike Moore22234%+7229448%-
Jason Small26841%+4531352%Elected
Write-In51%-5---
Total Valid Votes652100%-607100%-
Ballots Exhausted--45---
Winning Threshold by Round327--304--

View the Election Results Tables (PDF).

 

November 14, 2022 – Update

5,735 ballots have been processed and scanned to date.

A few more ballots may yet come in the mail. There are a number of ballot envelopes that were not signed and we are attempting to contact those voters to give them an opportunity to cure the deficiency.  We have established a deadline of noon on Wednesday for envelope signatures to be completed.

After scanning all processed ballots, the vote tallies are listed below.  These results are not yet final. The results of the election will be certified by the Board of Elections and reported to the City Council on Wednesday, November 16.

This is a ranked-choice voting election. In cases where no candidate received a majority of first choices, the candidates with the fewest votes are eliminated. On those ballots where voters selected a second choice, the second choices were counted for the second-choice candidate selected by the voter.

Mayor

Talisha Searcy…………2965
Seth Grimes……………1652
Jarrett Smith………….1057
WRITE-IN…………………..18

Council – Ward 1

Shana Fulcher……………..791
Elizabeth Wallace……….286
Mark Sherman……………272
WRITE-IN……………………..10

Council – Ward 2

Cindy Dyballa………….1009
WRITE-IN…………………….62

Council – Ward 3

Randy Gibson……………600
Mimi Diez…………………..484
Alex Hadden……………..285
WRITE-IN……………………….2

The bottom 2 candidates (Alex Hadden and Write-In) are eliminated as having no mathematical possibility of achieving a majority. On those ballots where voters indicated a second choice for a candidate still in the contest, the second choices were counted for the second-choice candidate selected by the voter.

Randy Gibson……………725
Mimi Diez………………….621

Council – Ward 4

Terry Seamens…………..558
WRITE-IN…………………….17

Council – Ward 5

Cara Honzak…………….236
A. J. Campbell…………..156
Yared Tebabu……………..91

The candidate with the least number of first-choice votes is eliminated. On those ballots where voters indicated a second choice for a candidate still in the contest, the second choices were counted for the second-choice candidate selected by the voter.

Cara Honzak…………….265
A. J. Campbell………….184
WRITE-IN…………………….1

Council – Ward 6

Jason Small……………………268
Mike Moore…………………..220
Ambroise Agosse…………100
Raju Charles……………………57
WRITE-IN…………………………5

The bottom 3 candidates (Ambroise Agosse, Raju Charles, and Write-In) are eliminated as having no mathematical possibility of achieving a majority. On those ballots where voters indicated a second choice for a candidate still in the contest, the second choices were counted for the second-choice candidate selected by the voter.

Jason Small.  …………….313
Mike Moore……………..292

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November 12, 2022 (4:30 PM)

A total of 5,528 ballots have been processed and scanned to date.

There are 147 ballots that came in the mail and are flagged for additional review (need signatures, need review by the Board of Elections, etc.). A few more ballots may yet come in the mail.

After scanning the 5,528 ballots, the tally of first preference votes follows. These numbers are not yet final. The results of the election will be certified by the Board of Elections and reported to the City Council on Wednesday, November 16.

Mayor

Talisha Searcy…………2879
Seth Grimes……………1578
Jarrett Smith………….1012
WRITE-IN…………………..17

Councilmember Ward 1

Shana Fulcher………………764
Elizabeth Wallace……….276
Mark Sherman…………….259
WRITE-IN………………………10

Councilmember Ward 2

Cindy Dyballa…………..976
WRITE-IN…………………..59

Councilmember Ward 3

Randy Gibson……………574
Mimi Diez………………….462
Alex Hadden…………….274
WRITE-IN…………………….2

Councilmember Ward 4

Terry Seamens…………..537
WRITE-IN…………………….17

Councilmember Ward 5

Cara Honzak…………….229
A. J. Campbell………….152
Yared Tebabu…………….83

Councilmember Ward 6

Jason Small…………………..262
Mike Moore…………………219
Ambroise Agosse………….98
Raju Charles………………….51
WRITE-IN……………………….5

November 11, 2022 – Update

Ballot intake and processing continued on Friday, November 11. Work will continue on Saturday, from approximately 10:30 am to 3:00 pm in the Auditorium. Observers are welcome.

November 10, 2022 – Update

As of Thursday, November 10, there were 3,744 ballots processed and scanned.

The following counts are preliminary. Any and all vote counts or results announced prior to the Board’s certification of the election results on Wednesday, November 16th, are not final.

The tally of first preference votes from all ballots scanned to date is as follows:

For Mayor

  • Talisha Searcy: 1,937
  • Seth Grimes: 1,051
  • Jarrett Smith: 710
  • Write-Ins:  14

Councilmember Ward 1

  • Shana Fulcher: 517
  • Mark Sherman: 196
  • Elizabeth Wallace: 192
  • Write-Ins: 4

Councilmember Ward 2

  • Cindy Dyballa: 653
  • Write-Ins: 40

Councilmember Ward 3

  • Randy Gibson: 404
  • Mimi Diez: 299
  • Alex Hadden: 175
  • Write-Ins: 1

Councilmember Ward 4

  • Terry Seamens: 399
  • Write-Ins: 11

Councilmember Ward 5

  • Cara Honzak: 138
  • A. J. Campbell: 115
  • Yared Tebabu: 59

Councilmember Ward 6

  • Jason Small: 149
  • Mike Moore: 143
  • Ambroise Agosse: 66
  • Raju Charles: 43
  • Write-Ins: 1

Ballot processing will continue in the Auditorium today until approximately 6 pm. No more ballots will be scanned today. Processing and scanning will continue Friday and Saturday. Anyone is welcome to visit the Auditorium to observe. To confirm that work is occurring, call 240-723-0437.

The Board of Elections will meet in the Community Center Hydrangea Room at 7:30 pm to review ballot envelopes where there are questions as to whether they should be accepted or rejected.  Board meetings are open to the public.

November 9, 2022 – Update

The following counts are preliminary. Any and all vote counts or results announced prior to the Board’s certification of the election results on Wednesday, November 16th, are not final.

The Board has received an approximate total of 5,631 ballots for the 2022 municipal elections. This count includes all ballots received through the dropboxes at the Recreation Center and Community Center and all ballots received by the City through the mail as of Wednesday, November 9th.

  • 2,356 ballots have been scanned, tabulated, and reported as preliminary results.
  • 654 ballots have been checked in but not tabulated.
  • 1,978 ballots have not been checked in.

The total number of registered voters in Takoma Park is 11,744. The current turnout is 47.9%.

The Board is still receiving and accepting ballots through the mail that are postmarked by Election Day.

 

November 8, 2022 – Update

For this election, there were approximately 11,500 ballots mailed to active registered voters in Takoma Park. As with any election, registrations continued into Election Day.  Any and all vote counts or results announced prior to the Board’s certification of the election results on Wednesday, November 16th, are not final.

As of Monday, November 7, there were 2,356 ballots processed and scanned, representing ballots delivered to the dropbox locations and by the postal service.  The tally of first preference votes from these initial ballots is as follows:

For Mayor

  • Talisha Searcy had 1205 votes
  • Seth Grimes had 637 votes
  • Jarrett Smith had 486 votes
  • There were 8 write-ins

Councilmember Ward 1

  • Shana Fulcher had 320 votes
  • Mark Sherman had 138 votes
  • Elizabeth Wallace had 111 votes
  • There were 3 write-ins

Councilmember Ward 2

  • Cindy Dyballa had 419 votes
  • There were 25 write-ins

Councilmember Ward 3

  • Randy Gibson had 265 votes
  • Mimi Diez had 176 votes
  • Alex Hadden had 100 votes
  • There was 1 write-in

Councilmember Ward 4

  • Terry Seamens had 258 votes
  • There were 7 write-ins

Councilmember Ward 5

  • Cara Honzak had 87 votes
  • A, J. Campbell had 65 votes
  • Yared Tebabu had 29 votes

Councilmember Ward 6

  • Mike Moore had 107 votes
  • Jason Small had 98 votes
  • Ambroise Agosse had 33 votes
  • Raju Charles had 29 votes

 

On Election Day, there were 743 ballots cast by voters in person. More voters either mailed their ballots or brought them to the city dropbox locations.

Next steps…

We expect more ballots in the mail but don’t know how many more we will receive.

We will post additional election results in regular updates throughout the week. Results will be certified and announced on November 16, 2022.

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