Election 2017

Democracy, voters are just not that into you

Hotly contested races in Everett, Snohomish and Mukilteo did not spur much interest.

 

With remaining ballot counted, Darrington has a winner

Turns out that ballot wasn’t marked for a very-tight school board race. Dave Holmer appears to have won.

 

Cassie Franklin has a transition team — but no mandate

Cassie Franklin has a transition team — but no mandate

“Sitting down with Judy is going to be one of my top priorities,” said the Everett mayor-elect.

 

Franklin becomes first woman to be elected mayor of Everett

Franklin becomes first woman to be elected mayor of Everett

The new mayor-elect thanked her opponent for “the incredible work she continues to do for the city.”

Franklin becomes first woman to be elected mayor of Everett
In this ‘voter intent’ state, even problematic ballots matter

In this ‘voter intent’ state, even problematic ballots matter

Some have artwork or commentary. Some are not filled out correctly. But (almost) all of them count.

In this ‘voter intent’ state, even problematic ballots matter
Updated election results for Snohomish County

Updated election results for Snohomish County

Here are the returns for 89 races and ballot measures — and links to official election websites.

Updated election results for Snohomish County
Franklin keeps lead as number of uncounted ballots dwindles

Franklin keeps lead as number of uncounted ballots dwindles

At 44.8 percent to 43.7 percent, that’s a large enough margin to avoid an automatic recount.

Franklin keeps lead as number of uncounted ballots dwindles
Franklin pulls ahead of Tuohy in tight Everett mayoral race

Franklin pulls ahead of Tuohy in tight Everett mayoral race

As mailed-in ballots are counted, other races in Snohomish County are largely unchanged.

Franklin pulls ahead of Tuohy in tight Everett mayoral race

Judy Tuohy’s lead over Cassie Franklin grows to 19 votes

South county fire Commissioner David Chan opened a lead, after trailing slightly a day earlier.

Seattle elects its first woman mayor since the 1920s

Seattle elects its first woman mayor since the 1920s

Jenny Durkan captured just over 60 percent of the votes, while Cary Moon tallied about 40 percent.

Seattle elects its first woman mayor since the 1920s
Washington Democrats win key Senate race

Washington Democrats win key Senate race

The party is now back in charge of both legislative chambers for the first time in five years.

Washington Democrats win key Senate race
Close races, including for Everett mayor: 7-vote difference

Close races, including for Everett mayor: 7-vote difference

It could be a while before final results are known for many local elections.

Close races, including for Everett mayor: 7-vote difference
Washington Democrats celebrate lead in key state Senate race

Washington Democrats celebrate lead in key state Senate race

A win by Manka Dhingra would put them in charge of both legislative chambers for the first time in years.

Washington Democrats celebrate lead in key state Senate race
Other races: Snohomish mayor race is tight, Zieve is trailing

Other races: Snohomish mayor race is tight, Zieve is trailing

Ellis leads Chan in Fire District 1; Matsumoto Wright is ahead of Richards in Mountlake Terrace.

Other races: Snohomish mayor race is tight, Zieve is trailing
First returns show incumbents holding County Council seats

First returns show incumbents holding County Council seats

As of Tuesday, Nehring had 59.1 percent, Ryan had 62.9 percent and Low had 57.6 percent.

First returns show incumbents holding County Council seats
Tuohy ahead of Franklin by 49 votes in Everett mayoral race

Tuohy ahead of Franklin by 49 votes in Everett mayoral race

Election officials expect to release the next tally of ballots around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuohy ahead of Franklin by 49 votes in Everett mayoral race
Durkan takes strong early lead in Seattle mayor race

Durkan takes strong early lead in Seattle mayor race

Early returns show she captured more than a 20-point lead with nearly 61 percent.

Durkan takes strong early lead in Seattle mayor race
Rhetoric roils as election day draws near

Rhetoric roils as election day draws near

Everett’s mayoral contest isn’t the only lively race on the ballot.

Rhetoric roils as election day draws near
Two seats open on Arlington School Board

Two seats open on Arlington School Board

Candidates cite their hands-on experience in campaigning for the job.

Two seats open on Arlington School Board
Where are the voters? So few returned ballots are ‘baffling’

Where are the voters? So few returned ballots are ‘baffling’

Also: A too-young school board candidate in Sultan is old enough now, and he’s running as a write-in.

Where are the voters? So few returned ballots are ‘baffling’
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