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King County Elections certifies general election results

King County Elections certified the results of the 2013 general election today. Voters returned 562,549 ballots for a turnout of nearly 48 percent. Final results are available on the department’s website.

One race, the City of Auburn Council Position No. 6, qualified for a mandatory manual (hand) recount, yet to be scheduled.

A manual recount is required for a race if the difference is less than 150 votes AND also less than one quarter of one percent.

For more on what triggers a recount, see the KCE web site.

State law does not call for mandatory recounts in county or local ballot measures. A recount can also be requested for elective offices or ballot measures. Requests must be received within two business days of certification. This month’s Thanksgiving holiday makes the deadline Monday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m.

General election by the numbers

Ballots issued.................................................... 1,185,738

Registered voters.............................................. 1,176,158

Ballots returned.................................................... 562,549

Ballots counted..................................................... 551,665

Voters using AVUs...................................................... 358

(Accessible Voting Units)

Ballots accessed online.......................................... 3,616

Ballots returned at drop boxes........................... 113,835

Ballots with signature challenges....................... 12,301

Ballots with remaining signature challenges...... 4,680

Returned too late...................................................... 6,074

Returned as undeliverable................................... 13,064

 

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