Evan Smith: Tracey holds 198-vote lead over Ryu

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009
By Evan Smith 

ShorelineAreaNews Politics Writer

Shoreline City Council candidate Shari Tracey held her lead over incumbent Councilwoman Cindy Ryu in Thursday’s vote count, but Tracey’s lead slipped to 198 votes from 207 votes Wednesday.

Ryu won 19 of the 29 votes counted Thursday, but, even if she were to make similar gains Friday, Monday in the final count Tuesday, she would not make enough of a dent in Tracey’s lead to force a recount.

State law requires a recount only if the difference between the two candidates is less than 0.5 percent of the two candidates’ total – now 80 votes.

The King County canvassing board will meet Tuesday morning to certify final results.

The late votes are coming from overseas voters – mostly military members.

Tracey has 50.48 percent of the vote to 49.25 percent for Ryu.

Shoreline ballots not marked for this position number 2,043, probably people who voted for the State ballot measures and for County executive but didn't vote on down-ballot contests.



Here is the current vote count:

Shoreline City Council Position No. 5

Shari Tracey

8.099
50.48%

Cindy Ryu
Candidate total


7,901
16,000
49.25%
99.73%

Write-in
Total votes
Undervotes
Total ballots




43
16,043
2,043
18,086
0.27%
100.00%

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