April 17, 2012
County releases first results of April Special Election
King County Elections has released initial results for the April Special Election. So far, 68,037 ballots have been counted.
“This has been a very smooth election and voter turnout has been very good for a special election,” said Elections Director Sherril Huff. “No matter the size of the election, we verify each signature and process each ballot following strict quality control procedures.”
Voters who are contacted by the Elections Department even after Election Day should respond as their ballot may have an issue that can still be resolved in time for this election.
King County Elections mailed 236,000 ballots to voters in the six districts participating in this election and expects a return rate of 34 percent (about 80,000).
Complete results can be viewed at
Validation requirements can be found at http://www.kingcounty.gov/elections/results/validationrequirements.aspx
Additional results will be announced tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. and on subsequent weekdays, as available, until certification of the election on April 27. More information can be found at www.kingcounty.gov/elections.
The next election for King County voters will be the August 7 primary. Those not yet registered to vote or who have changed their name or address should call 206-296-VOTE or visit www.kingcounty.gov/elections to register or update their voter registration.