Election Section

Darla Green, Debi Wagner file for 34th District State Senate position

Darla Green, Debi Wagner file for 34th District State Senate position

Friday, May 18, was the deadline for candidates to file for Washington’s 34th state senate district – most recently represented by retiring Democrat Sen. Sharon Nelson – and some familiar... [Read more]

Prepaid postage ballots approved by King County Council Monday

Prepaid postage ballots approved by King County Council Monday

No Stamp? No Problem! The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday (May 7) approved legislation allowing the Department of Elections to send voters postage paid envelopes to return their ballots in this... [Read more]

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Sharon Nelson retiring, won’t seek re-election

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Sharon Nelson retiring, won’t seek re-election

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Sharon Nelson announced this week that she is retiring, and won’t seek re-election this year. “It is time for me to return next year to being a wife, mother, grandmother... [Read more]

Sponsored Post 33rd District Democrats Legislative District Caucus will be Sat., March 24

33rd District Democrats Legislative District Caucus will be Sat., March 24

From new Advertiser the 33rd District Democrats: We all know that our nation needs new leadership; now is the time we focus locally to make that happen! We need to be prepared to fight for every vote... [Read more]

ELECTION FINAL: Highline Public Schools Levy passes by almost 17%

ELECTION FINAL: Highline Public Schools Levy passes by almost 17%

On Friday afternoon, King County Elections posted the final, certified results of the Feb. 13 Special Election, and the Highline School District Levy passed by 3,191 votes, or 16.68 percent: Highline... [Read more]

‘Respect Washington’ officially classified as hate group by SPLC

‘Respect Washington’ officially classified as hate group by SPLC

‘Respect Washington,’ the anti-immigrant organization that tried to repeal Burien’s ‘sanctuary city’ ordinance last year, was officially classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center this week…

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Highline School Levy increases approval to over 58%

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Highline School Levy increases approval to over 58%

The third round of results for Tuesday’s Special Election were released on Thursday, Feb. 15, and the Highline School Levy has grown to over 58% approval. School Levys are passed with a simple majority... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Levy passing by nearly 58%

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Levy passing by nearly 58%

The second round of results for Tuesday’s Special Election were released on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and the Highline School Levy has grown to nearly 58% approval: Highline School District No. 401... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Highline School Levy passing with over 57% approval

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Highline School Levy passing with over 57% approval

The first round of election results are in for the Feb. 13 Special Election, and it looks like the Highline School District’s Replacement of Expiring Educational Programs and Operation Levy is... [Read more]

With just a few days left, some ballots for Tuesday’s election delayed

With just a few days left, some ballots for Tuesday’s election delayed

Not all ballots for the February Special Election were mailed on time due to an error at the state level. Remaining ballots were mailed Wednesday, Feb. 7, and the voting deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 13 at... [Read more]

Jimmy Matta wants to be the Mayor for all of Burien, not just factions

Jimmy Matta wants to be the Mayor for all of Burien, not just factions

By Jack Mayne The new mayor sat down with this reporter last week to talk about his views for the future of Burien and to allay fears of those worried that a first Latino mayor will be a disadvantage... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It is not the experience of the mayor, it is the agenda and priorities…’

LETTER: ‘It is not the experience of the mayor, it is the agenda and priorities…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, It is not the experience... [Read more]

Ballots for Feb. 13 Special Election will be arriving soon; school levy on ballot

Ballots for Feb. 13 Special Election will be arriving soon; school levy on ballot

Ballots for the Feb. 13, 2018 Special Election will be arriving soon. The only item you’ll find on your local ballot is for the school levy, which is not a new tax – it replaces the current levy,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I am somewhat distressed by last Monday’s City Council meeting…’

LETTER: ‘I am somewhat distressed by last Monday’s City Council meeting…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor: I am somewhat distressed... [Read more]

Burien politics on the agenda tonight for ‘The Shadow Council’ forum at NWFF

Burien politics on the agenda tonight for ‘The Shadow Council’ forum at NWFF

Burien is on the agenda for tonight’s (Wed., Jan. 24) edition of ‘The Shadow Council’ at the Northwest Film Forum on Capitol Hill in Seattle. The event – billed as a ‘satirical... [Read more]

Ballot box at Burien Town Square was 6th most popular one in King County

Ballot box at Burien Town Square was 6th most popular one in King County

King County Elections is reporting that the ballot box located near Town Square in Burien was the sixth most popular one in the county, with a total of 10,463 ballots dropped in it for the Nov. 7, 2017... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Official, final results send ‘Progressives’ to City Council

ELECTION RESULTS: Official, final results send ‘Progressives’ to City Council

King County Elections on Tuesday (Nov. 28) certified the results of the Nov. 7 general election, and the final returns confirm what we called on Nov. 14 – the ‘Progressive’ slate of Pedro... [Read more]

Was Burien Council election ‘rigged’? King County Elections says unlikely

Was Burien Council election ‘rigged’? King County Elections says unlikely

After most elections – especially heated, divisive ones like Burien’s most recent City Council ballot – the losing side usually goes through a mourning/grieving period, and oftentimes, some upset... [Read more]

LETTER: Councilmember Debi Wagner concedes, thanks, warns Burien residents

LETTER: Councilmember Debi Wagner concedes, thanks, warns Burien residents

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Neighbors,... [Read more]