UPDATE: County Certifies Primary Results; Highest Turnout Since ’04


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King County Elections certified the results of the Aug. 17th Primary Election Wednesday morning (Sept. 1st), and announced a total voter turnout of 39 percent, the highest for a primary since 2004, with 421,157 ballots returned.

“We saw a respectable rate of participation considering this was not a Presidential election year,” said Sherril Huff, King County Elections Director.  “We were able to process ballots very efficiently and got some great support from many voters who returned their ballots early.”

The general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, and ballots will be mailed Oct. 13th.

Here’s more from the county’s election website:

As with any election, some ballots could not be counted because they were postmarked after Election Day or had issues with the voter signature. Voters can use the online Ballot Tracker to make sure their ballot was received and sent on to be counted. Voters who may have experienced problems with their signatures or mailing address should be sure to update their registration information now so that they are ready for the upcoming November General Election.

Ballots for the General Election will be mailed on October 13. The deadline to update voter registration information for the election is October 4. New Washington voters can register in person through October 25.

In this election, 8,800 ballots were returned after Election Day. Voters are reminded that ballots must be returned to a Ballot Drop Box before 8:00 p.m. or postmarked by Election Day.

Here are final results that affect our area:

METROPOLITAN KING COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT NO. 8

Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: * 41287 / 109557 37.69%
County Council District No. 8 Unexpired 1-year Term
Diana Toledo 6855 19.13%
Tim Fahey 2502 6.98%
Joe McDermott 21630 60.37%
Shawn McEvoy 4637 12.94%
Write-in 208 0.58%
* Reflects the voter registration count as of August 5, following the official logic and accuracy test
Note : The totals on this report reflect the results for King County only.

State Representative Legislative Dist No. 34 – Position 2

Joe Fitzgibbon Prefers Democratic Party 9315 34.43%
Mike Heavey Prefers Democratic Party 8814 32.58%
Geoffrey Mac McElroy Prefers Independent Party 4954 18.31%
Marcee Stone Prefers Democratic Party 3830 14.16%
Write-in 139 0.51%
* Reflects the voter registration count as of August 5, following the official logic and accuracy test
Note : The totals on this report reflect the results for King County only.

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