Final numbers on Shoreline Proposition 1

Sunday, November 28, 2010

King County released final, certified figures on Shoreline Proposition 1, Basic Public Safety, Parks and Recreation, and Community Services Maintenance and Operation Levy.  It required a majority vote of 50% plus 1 to pass and received 56.49%.

YES 12,584 56.49%
NO 9,694 43.51%
Total votes 22,278 100.00%
Undervotes 1,769
Total ballots 24,047
Voter turn-out 72.91%
 


5 comments:

Anonymous,  November 28, 2010 at 2:07 AM  

72.91% seems high. What is Shorelines usually voter turnout?

Evan Smith,  November 28, 2010 at 4:20 AM  

Turnout was high all over the State -- 71,85% -- and the County -- 71.65%. Both figures were the highest for a non-presidential election in 40 years, We don't have competitive figures broken down to the local level, but Shoreline usually voters at a higher rate than the rest of the County.
• State and County officials credit the high turnout to the US Senate race and six controversial initiatives. The record turnout came in 1970, when the State voted on an initiative to legalize abortion,
• You'll notice 1,769 voters who cast ballots but skipped the Shoreline tax proposition. These "undervotes" are from people who cast votes at the top of the ballots but didn't keep voting down the ticket -- a normal phenomenon.

Evan Smith,  November 28, 2010 at 4:36 AM  

CORRECTION-
Turnout was high all over the State -- 71.85% -- and the County -- 71.65%. Both figures were the highest for a non-presidential election in 40 years, We don't have comparative figures broken down to the local level, but Shoreline usually votes at a higher rate than the rest of the County.
• State and County officials credit the high turnout to the U.S. Senate race and six controversial initiatives. The record turnout came in 1970, when the State voted on an initiative to legalize abortion,
• You'll notice 1,769 voters who cast ballots but skipped the Shoreline tax proposition. These "undervotes" are from people who cast votes at the top of the ballots but didn't keep voting down the ticket -- a normal phenomenon.

Evan Smith,  November 28, 2010 at 5:20 AM  

Yes, Shoreline had a turnout of a 72.91, but you'll notice that the adjacent posts with figures from the Court District and the King County part of the 32nd Legislative District show turnout over 74 percent, meaning that voters in Lake Forest Park and Kenmore turned our at a higher rate than Shoreline voters,
• Lake Forest Park is known for high voter turnout.
• The Court District is Shoreline, Lake Forest Park and Kenmore.
• The King County part of the 32nd District is the same area plus the Finn Hill area never Kirkland.

Evan Smith,  November 28, 2010 at 5:33 AM  

CORRECTION -
Yes, Shoreline had a turnout of 72.91%, but you'll notice that the adjacent posts with figures from the Court District and the King County part of the 32nd Legislative District show turnout over 74 percent, meaning that voters in Lake Forest Park and Kenmore turned out at a higher rate than Shoreline voters,
• Lake Forest Park is known for high voter turnout.
• The Court District is Shoreline, Lake Forest Park and Kenmore.
• The King County part of the 32nd District is the same area plus the Finn Hill area near Kirkland.

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