Evan Smith: LFP voter turnout passes 55 percent

Thursday, August 26, 2010

By Evan Smith
ShorelineAreaNews Politics Writer

Voter turnout in Lake Forest Park passed 55 percent with ballots counted Wednesday.
The Wednesday vote count showed that 55.12 percent of the City’s 9,328 registered voters had cast ballots.

Lake Forest Park remained the only jurisdiction in King County with a turnout higher than 50 percent. The countywide turnout was 37 percent of King County’s 1,074,731 voters.

The 60 new Lake Forest Park ballots counted Wednesday were ballots that arrived at the County elections office Monday. Some were from voters traveling, working, studying or serving in the military overseas. Others were ballots on which the signatures had been returned for verification.

In the only countywide contest, voters in Shoreline, Lake Forest Park and the rest of King County gave unopposed King County Prosecutor Dan Satterburg 97 percent of the vote.

King County did not issue a planned Thursday update as new ballots slowed to a trickle. Ballots can be counted until certification, Wednesday, September 1.

Wednesday’s count:

City Of Lake Forest Park Proposition No. 1 Levy For Retention Of Basic Public Safety And Other Services

YES                1,107          21.84%
NO                  3,961          78.16%
Total votes      5,068
Undervotes          74
Total Ballots   5,142
Turnout           55.12%

King County Prosecuting Attorney

Dan Satterberg (R)      256,901     96.93%
Write-in                           8,130       3.07%
Total votes                   265,031
Undervotes                  150,758
Total Ballots                400,889
Turnout                        37.30%


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