Election 2019

Leads widen in close races with many ballots left to count

Leads widen in close races with many ballots left to count

Officials say turnout could reach 41 percent. They still have close to half the ballots to tally.

Leads widen in close races with many ballots left to count
Voters deliver a win for Eyman and concerns for Democrats

Voters deliver a win for Eyman and concerns for Democrats

A conservative electorate, a tug of war in Mukilteo and other takeaways from Election Night

Voters deliver a win for Eyman and concerns for Democrats
Lower car tabs are a hit with voters, again

Lower car tabs are a hit with voters, again

Initiative 976 is passing statewide, buoyed by nearly 62 percent support in Snohomish County

Lower car tabs are a hit with voters, again
Sheriff concedes as a sergeant gets ready to assume top job

Sheriff concedes as a sergeant gets ready to assume top job

Ty Trenary wants to stay with the sheriff’s office. Sgt. Adam Fortney will take over Jan. 1.

Sheriff concedes as a sergeant gets ready to assume top job
Kentucky governor race too close to call; Dems flip Virginia

Kentucky governor race too close to call; Dems flip Virginia

Those outcomes could deal a considerable blow to Trump amid impeachment proceedings.

Kentucky governor race too close to call; Dems flip Virginia
State rejecting affirmative action referendum

State rejecting affirmative action referendum

It was passing in King County, the state’s most populous, it was being rejected in most other areas.

State rejecting affirmative action referendum
Edmonds, Lake Stevens and Sultan usher in changes at the top

Edmonds, Lake Stevens and Sultan usher in changes at the top

Edmonds and Lake Stevens voters chose new mayors, as Mukilteans opted against restructuring City Hall.

Edmonds, Lake Stevens and Sultan usher in changes at the top
Bill Sheets and Ardis Hallanger are surrounded by signs as they check their phones as the first numbers come in on election night at the Vintage Cafe on Nov. 5, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Some county contests stay close on election night

Democrat Megan Dunn had a narrow lead in a deep-blue district, other county races too close to call.

Bill Sheets and Ardis Hallanger are surrounded by signs as they check their phones as the first numbers come in on election night at the Vintage Cafe on Nov. 5, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Voters favor a firework ban, early election results say

Voters favor a firework ban, early election results say

Changes won’t be made yet, but the outcome may direct the county council’s discussions on the topic.

Voters favor a firework ban, early election results say
A sergeant is leading a tense sheriff’s race against his boss

A sergeant is leading a tense sheriff’s race against his boss

In the first batch of votes, Sgt. Adam Fortney held the lead over Sheriff Ty Trenary, 56–43 percent.

A sergeant is leading a tense sheriff’s race against his boss
Endorsement of non-candidate doesn’t affect school board race

Endorsement of non-candidate doesn’t affect school board race

The backing of Keith Pappas, who dropped out, created rancor in the Stanwood-Camano School Board race.

Endorsement of non-candidate doesn’t affect school board race
Tuesday’s election features a ballot full of consequences

Tuesday’s election features a ballot full of consequences

And if you’re not registered and want to vote, it’s not too late.

Tuesday’s election features a ballot full of consequences
City Council members face off in Lake Stevens mayoral race

City Council members face off in Lake Stevens mayoral race

Brett Gailey and Kurt Hilt are running to take over for Mayor John Spencer.

City Council members face off in Lake Stevens mayoral race
School board member steps down — just not the one accused

School board member steps down — just not the one accused

On Wednesday, parents had called for Stanwood-Camano school board president Al Schreiber to resign.

School board member steps down — just not the one accused
‘That’s it?’ Stanwood-Camano parents want answers

‘That’s it?’ Stanwood-Camano parents want answers

School district leaders said little to ease concerns about suspect campaign tactics.

‘That’s it?’ Stanwood-Camano parents want answers
Here are 6 numbers to help decipher this election

Here are 6 numbers to help decipher this election

There’s no cost to voting but millions of dollars are getting spent to influence how ballots are cast

Here are 6 numbers to help decipher this election
Four fire districts have propositions on November ballot

Four fire districts have propositions on November ballot

They are asking voters to approve property tax proposals, their main source of revenue.

Four fire districts have propositions on November ballot
Auditor race involves two insiders and a resumé challenge

Auditor race involves two insiders and a resumé challenge

The outgoing auditor, Carolyn Weikel, says one candidate’s claims about experience are “flatly not true.”

Auditor race involves two insiders and a resumé challenge
An incumbent and a felon duel for County Council seat

An incumbent and a felon duel for County Council seat

Stephanie Wright is seeking a third term. Opponent Willie Russell is campaigning as a change agent.

An incumbent and a felon duel for County Council seat
Port commission candidates support recent economic strides

Port commission candidates support recent economic strides

District 1 port commissioner Bruce Fingarson and David Simpson square off for a seat at the port.

Port commission candidates support recent economic strides
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