Find up-to-date election information, results online

November 1, 2011

By Staff

Election Day is approaching and, for the latest information and results from the Nov. 8 contest, join The Issaquah Press at www.issaquahpress.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/issaquahpress and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/issaquahpress.

In the meantime, find comprehensive information about the City Council, Issaquah School Board, Port of Seattle Commission races, plus statewide ballot initiatives, at www.issaquahpress.com/category/election.

King County Elections plans to release the initial results just after 8 p.m. on Election Day. Expect subsequent tallies to be released at 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The elections office plans updates until every ballot is counted.

The results remain unofficial until the county Canvassing Board meets Nov. 29 to certify the election. The certified results should then be posted to the elections website, www.kingcounty.gov/elections.

The elections office started to receive marked ballots days after the office mailed blank forms to voters in mid-October. The agency starts processing ballots upon receipt, but law prohibits elections staffers from tabulating results before 8 p.m. Election Day. In the run-up to the deadline, staffers open ballots and check voters’ signatures in a secure location at the elections headquarters in Renton.

If a signature problem arises, staffers contact voters to resolve the issue in order for the ballot to be counted.

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