PHOENIX — The Latest on the Republican primary in Arizona’s 5th Congressional District (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

State Senate President Andy Biggs now is leading former internet executive Christine Jones by 16 votes out of some 85,500 votes cast in the four-way race in the Republican primary for Arizona’s 5th Congressional District.

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Friday ordered counting of ballots of 18 voters who weren’t told when they cast provisional ballots after going to incorrect polling places that their votes wouldn’t be counted.

Biggs got 12 of those votes and Jones received five with another candidate — Don Stapley — getting one vote.

Unofficial results from the Aug. 30 GOP primary had Biggs leading Jones by nine votes.

However, the additional counting won’t decide the outcome because a recount is planned next week.

State law requires a recount because of the small size of Biggs’ margin over Jones.

12:30 p.m.

Maricopa County is gearing up to count 18 additional ballots in the Republican primary in a Phoenix-area congressional district in which the leaders are separated by only nine votes.

A judge Friday ordered counting of ballots of 18 voters who weren’t told when they cast provisional ballots after going to incorrect polling places that their votes wouldn’t be counted.

Unofficial results have state Senate President Andy Biggs leading former internet executive Christine Jones by only nine votes out of some 85,000 cast in the four-way race in the 5th Congressional District.

Recorder’s Office spokeswoman Elizabeth Bartholomew says the 18 voters’ preferences from their provisional ballots will be duplicated onto ballots for their correct precincts and then tabulated. She says that process may continue into the weekend.

A recount of the 5th District results is required under state law because of the close margin.

11:11 a.m.

A judge is ordering Maricopa County election officials to count 18 additional ballots in the hotly contested Republican primary in a Phoenix-area congressional district.

Unofficial results from the Aug. 30 primary have state Senate President Andy Biggs leading former internet executive Christine Jones by only nine votes out of some 85,000 cast in the four-way race in the 5th Congressional District.

Superior Court Judge Joshua Rogers’ order Friday for additional counting covers voters who weren’t told when they cast provisional ballots after going to the wrong precincts on election day that their votes wouldn’t be counted.

It’s not immediately known how soon the additional ballots will be counted. Rogers ruled as Maricopa County officials were set to canvass results of the Aug. 30 primary.

The state election canvass is set for Monday, and officials have already said the closeness of unofficial results of the Biggs-Jones contest will require a recount next week.

6:05 a.m.

A judge will soon decide whether to allow dozens of contested ballots to count in the hotly contested Republican primary in a Phoenix-area congressional district.

Judge Joshua Rogers of Maricopa County Superior Court is expected to rule Friday morning before the official canvass of the primary election results.

Unofficial results from the Aug. 30 primary for the 5th Congressional District had state Senate President Andy Biggs leading former internet executive Christine Jones by nine votes out of some 85,500 votes cast in the four-way race.

Jones’ campaign contends Maricopa County should have included votes from eligible voters who cast ballots that weren’t counted for various reasons.

The GOP nominee in the heavily Republican district in southeastern Phoenix suburbs will almost certainly replace Republican Rep. Matt Salmon, who is retiring.