Note: Future results updates are available at the King County Elections website here.
The State’s Initiatives website results are here.
The Election Night tally, published about 8:15pm by King County Elections, provided the following results:
Nancy Whitten 3,228 53.55%
Kathy Richardson 2,787 46.23%
Ramiro Valderrama 3,345 56.47%
Jim Wasnick 2,566 43.32%
Jesse Bornfreund 1,833 31.96%
Tom Vance 3,883 67.70%
Final results won’t be available until November 30. How, then, can I “call” the winners?
In every electoral race except one since Sammamish was incorporated in 1998, the results posted on Election Night mirrored the final results, within one or two percentage points. The sole exception was the 2001 race between Nancy Whitten and incumbent Ken Kilroy. Whitten led by 17 votes on Election night but lost by fewer than 150 votes when the final tally was in.
The County will post results updates daily; the link of the schedule is here (generally 4:30pm every work day). I’ll be watching the daily results and will update as well.
What do the results mean?