Evan Smith: LFP has highest voter turnout in King County

Saturday, August 21, 2010

By Evan Smith
ShorelineAreaNews Politics Writer

Lake Forest Park’s Proposition 1 brought out so many voters that the City had the highest primary election voter turnout in King County.

The City has a turnout as of Friday afternoon of more than 54 percent, compared to 37 percent countywide and 41 percent for the King County portion of the 32nd Legislative District – Lake Forest Park, Shoreline, Kenmore and the Finn Hill area near Kirkland.

Lake Forest Park is the only city, school district, special-purpose district or legislative district in the County with a turnout higher than 50 percent.

Friday afternoon returns include ballots that the County elections office received by Wednesday.

Officials now expect the final countywide turnout to fall short of the 45 percent they had predicted.

The Friday count showed the LFP tax-levy lid lift to be losing by a slightly smaller margin than in earlier counts, with slightly more than 78 percent voting “no.”

County officials plan to update the count Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Friday count:

YES                  1,091   21.89%
NO                    3,892   78.11%
Total                  4,983  
Undervotes            72
Total Ballots      5,055  100.00%


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