Carson City final election results

8:44 p.m.

The final election results for Carson City have been tallied with 100 percent of the votes counted. In Carson City, 8,347 people voted, about 38 percent of the 22,160 voters who are registered.

Carson City Mayor

Bob Crowell 48.03%

Ken Haskins 21.98%

Sean Lehmann 16.3%

Pete Hansell 6.82%

Jim Shirk 4.09%

Steve McClung 2.79%

Carson City Supervisor Ward 4

Richard Staub 38.83%

Molly Walt 25.42%

Paul McGrath 18.29%

Jean Bondiett 11.25%

Andy Salm 6.21%

First Judicial District Court Judge Department 2

Noel Waters 37.01%

Jim Wilson 29.12%

Caren Jenkins 17.95%

Mark Krueger 15.91%

8:14 p.m.

From Carson City to Ely, Las Vegas to Reno, Rep. Dean Heller jumped out to an overwhelming lead over James Smack in the Republican primary contest.

Heller's lead with early voting and absentee ballots counted was more than 85 percent in every jurisdiction reporting.

Heller, who was raised in Carson City, was expected to swamp Smack's candidacy as he seeks his second term in Congress. But in the general he faces a tougher challenge from Democrat Jill Derby, who ran a tough campaign against him two years ago.

She has charged that Heller is nothing but a tool of the Bush administration and that he violated his promise to Nevadans two years ago to keep the state's best interests at heart rather than the interests of the Republican Party.

7:46 p.m.

Having received about 7 percent of the early vote, Pete Hansell said it looks like he won't win the race for Carson City mayor but he's glad he got the chance to take his shot.

"It's really cool that anyone can run for mayor, and that's just awesome," said the entrepreneur.

He said he was glad to be part of the "wonderful process" and thankful for all the respectful treatment he got.

7:32 p.m.

The absentee ballots have been added to the early votes.

Here are the results for mayor and supervisor ward 4.

Carson City Mayor

Bob Crowell 49.9%

Ken Haskins 21%

Sean Lehmann 15.6%

Pete Hansell 6.97%

Jim Shirk 4%

Steve McClung 2.6%

Carson City Supervisor Ward 4

Richard Staub 40.9%

Molly Walt 21.9%

Paul McGrath 18.4%

Jean Bondiett 12.1%

Andy Salm 6.6%


With the absentee ballots added into the early voting numbers, Bob Crowell has nearly captured the mayoral race.

Under Nevada law, if any candidate receives 50 percent plus one vote in the primary, that candidate takes the office without needing to advance to the general election.

Crowell received 49.85 percent of the absentee and early votes.

His closest competitor so far is Ken Haskins with 21.04 percent of the votes.

In the supervisor race, Richard Staub is leading with 40.93 percent. Walt is in second with 21.9 percent.

7:12 p.m.

Results of early voting where 3,996 people cast their votes

Carson City Mayor

Bob Crowell 49.6%

Ken Haskins 21.1%

Sean Lehmann 15.7%

Pete Hansell 7.3%

Jim Shirk 3.8%

Steve McClung 2.3%

Carson City Supervisor Ward 4

Richard Staub 40.7%

Molly Walt 22.2%

Paul McGrath 18%

Jean Bondiett 12.1%

Andy Salm 6.8%

6:32 p.m.

Unlike Washoe and Clark counties, which were reporting very light primary turnouts, Carson City polling sites had a solid flow of voters throughout the day.

"It looked good, steady all day," said Carson Clerk/Recorder Alan Glover. "Much better than we expected."

"It was slow at noon, but other than that, good."

Glover said there was a good mix too, not just seniors who are long time regular voters.

"It was a good mix. There were a lot of young people, first-time voters."

Glover said he wouldn't have final numbers until after the votes are counted.

The polls remain open until 7 p.m. After that, the first ballots counted will be the nearly 4,000 cast by early voters.

But Douglas clerk's office officials said things were a bit quieter than usual there. One worker said she went to vote at CVIC Hall at 1:30 p.m. and there were no voters there, just poll workers.

She said even the phones have been quiet most of the day.

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The polls will close at 7 p.m.

Tonight's election results from Carson City, Douglas County, Storey County, Lyon County and state elections will be continually updated throughout the evening here at

The polls close at 7 p.m. and early voting and absentee ballot results will be released shortly thereafter.

Check frequently to get up-to-the-minute information.


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