Evan Smith: Final tally shows high local election turnout

Thursday, February 25, 2010

By Evan Smith
ShorelineAreaNews Politics Writer


The final, official results of the February 9 election showed a high voter turnout in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park.

Turnout in the Shoreline School District was 42.77 percent, third highest among the 16 districts in King County with school measures on the ballot.

Only Vashon with 52.40 percent and Tahoma with 42.93 percent had higher turnouts than the Shoreline District.

Seattle’s turnout of 35.41 kept the countywide turnout to 37.01 percent. The lowest turnout was 28.69 percent in the Tukwila School District.

Shoreline’s school-construction bond measure passed with a margin far ahead of the required 60 percent approval rate.

The School District maintenance-and-operations levy and the technology levy both passed with overwhelming approval margins.

Almost 800 voters either left the technology levy blank or cast invalid ballots. The bond measure had more than 800 undervotes.

The King County Library levy passed with 52 percent approval. Turnout throughout the District was 37 percent. The election enlarged the District because of Renton voters’ approval of a measure to join the District. Seattle, Enumclaw, Hunt’s Point and Yarrow Point are now the only parts of the County that aren’t part of the District.

The final vote count:
SHORELINE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 412

Ballots Cast/Registered Voters
18,115
/
42,352
42.77%
Proposition No. 1 Replacement of Expiring Levy for Educational Programs, Maintenance and Operations
(Simple majority to pass)

YES

12.675
70.35%

NO
Total votes 
Undervotes
Total ballots

5,343
18,018
97
18.115
29.65%
100.00%
Proposition No. 2 Bonds for Modernization/Replacement of Shorecrest and Shorewood High Schools
(Requires 60% approval)

APPROVED

10,788
62.47%

REJECTED 

Total votes Undervotes 

Total ballots


6,482
17,270
845
18,115
37.53%
100.00%
Proposition No. 3 Capital Levy for Technology Improvements and Support
(Simple majority to pass)

YES

11,405
65.86%

NO
Total votes 
Undervotes
Total ballots

5,913
17,318
797
18,115
34.14%
100.00%










 KING COUNTY RURAL LIBRARY DISTRICT


Ballots Cast/Registered Voters
240,852
/
647,133
37.22%
Proposition No. 1  (Simple majority to pass)

YES

124,429
52.09%

NO
Total votes 
Undervotes
Total ballots

114.435
238,864
1,988
240,852
47.91%
100.00%

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