Nov. 3, 2010
Voter turnout in King County Exceeds Predictions
Ballots are still arriving in the mail at King County Elections, however most of the ballots postmarked by the Election Day deadline have been delivered, totaling more than 762,000.
"It always makes us happy to see a high level of voter turnout," said Sherril Huff, Elections Director. "With over 145,000 ballots arriving in the mail today alone, this election tested our ability to deal with record volumes of mail and I'm very pleased to say that we successfully got the job done."
Elections originally predicted a 68 percent voter turnout in King County, but has already seen a return of over 71 percent. This includes about 57,000 ballots returned on Election Day to ballot drop boxes throughout the county.
"We added over 50,000 votes to our returns report today," noted Huff. "And we expect to add 65,000 more tomorrow and 65,000 again on Friday. By the end of the week, we should have counted about 72% of the ballots returned in this election."
Results are posted by 4:30 p.m. each week day on the Elections website at www.kingcounty.gov/elections. Voters can also use the ballot tracker feature on the website to confirm that their ballot was received by Elections for processing.