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King County Elections Certifies August Primary Election, Plans for Recounts

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King County Elections (KCE) certified the 2022 August Primary election on Tuesday, August 16. Just under 550,000 voters returned their ballots, marking a countywide turnout of 39%.

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King County Elections (KCE) certified the 2022 August Primary election on Tuesday, August. Just under 550,000 voters returned their ballots, marking a countywide turnout of 39%.

47.6% of ballots were returned by mail and 52.1% were returned to one of KCE’s 76 secure drop boxes located across the county. 0.3% were returned by overseas and services voters via email or fax.

Final results are available on the King County Elections website, as are an election summary report and reconciliation report. Precinct level results will be available by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17. 

The results were certified during Tuesday’s Canvassing Board meeting with no discrepancies in reconciliation. Board members Julie Wise, Stephanie Cirkovich, and Susan Slonecker presided over the election’s certification. The meeting can be viewed on YouTube or Facebook.  

One race is headed to a mandatory machine recount:

  • Legislative District 47, State Senate 

Washington state law requires a machine recount when there is a difference of less than 2,000 votes AND also less than 0.50% of the total number of votes for both candidates. Recount activities for that race will begin on Friday, August 19 at 9 a.m. The recount will be certified by the King County Canvassing Board on Wednesday, August 31 at 1 p.m. The certification meeting will be livestreamed on King County Elections’ Facebook page.

Media contact

Halei Watkins
206-477-4111
hawatkins@kingcounty.gov

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