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85 percent of voters in King County turned out in general election
King County Elections certified the results of 2012 general election Tuesday.
Voters returned 993,908 ballots for a final turnout of 85 percent, with 978,377 of those ballots tabulated in the final results report.
Final results are available on the department’s website.
Voters improved performance on signature-related issues which resulted in significantly fewer ballots requiring costly follow up.
One race, for the District 47 House of Representatives seat, qualified for a mandatory machine recount that will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 30.
Citizens can register to vote or update their registration at the Elections web site by Jan. 14 to vote in the next election, a special election, on Feb. 12.
Ballots issued: 1,216,246
Registered voters: 1,170,638
Ballots returned: 993,908
Ballots counted: 978,377
Ballots returned by email: 4,638
Ballots returned by fax: 806
Ballots returned at drop boxes: 208,105
Challenged ballots cured: 13,237
Ballots remaining challenged: 8,900
Returned too late: 3,068
Returned as undeliverable: 11,002