King County certifies August primary election results

September 6, 2011

By Staff

Turnout in the Aug. 16 primary election reached 32 percent, less than officials estimated in the days before the ballot deadline.

King County Elections released the information after officials certified the results Aug. 31.

Overall, voters returned 349,566 ballots of the 1,103,522 packets the elections office mailed in late July.

The electorate resoundingly approved a measure to renew the Veterans and Human Services Levy until 2017 — 69 percent to 31 percent. Organizations operating in Issaquah and the surrounding area, such as Friends of Youth and YWCA of Seattle-King-Snohomish, receive support from the levy.

The elections office tabulated 338,255 ballots and did not record any discrepancies.

Voters cast 192 ballots on Accessible Voting Units and returned 32,146 ballots to drop boxes stationed throughout the county, including at Issaquah City Hall.

Officials challenged signatures on 11,285 ballots and resolved challenges on 5,457 ballots.

No Issaquah City Council or school board races appeared on the August ballot.

The general election is Nov. 8, and the elections office plans to mail ballots to voters in October.

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