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November 2014 Election
With only two hours to go, we're nearing the end of this campaign season.
By tomorrow morning we should be at the end of campaign ads, your mailbox won't be stuffed with political mailers, and campaign signs should start vanishing from front yards and medians around town. If you have friends working on campaigns, they'll want to either celebrate or drown their sorrows starting tonight, and by the end of the week they should start to seem more human again.
Oh, and we'll know the answers on Tacoma Charter amendments and other local races.
Polls close at 8 o'clock today. We will post the results here as we see them, but who would like to make some predictions?
UPDATE: With the first round of votes cast in Pierce County counted, here's how the numbers are looking so far...
City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 1 - Election provisions
City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 2 - Gender-neutral language
City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 3 - Anti-discrimination provisions -
City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 4 - Effective date of emergency ordinances -
City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 5 - City Council authority to confirm appointment of department heads -
City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 6 - City Council confirmation of Director of Utilities -
City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 7 - Adding requirements for the Landmarks Preservation Commission -
City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 8 - Term limits for Mayor and Council -
City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 9 - Citizen Commission on Elected Salaries -
City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 10 - Deleting prohibition of new cemeteries -
City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 11 - City employee participation in conservation, environmental, and other programs -
City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 12 - Removing citizenship and City residency as requirements of eligibility for City employment
County Council - District No. 1
Dan Roach 97.02%
County Council - District No. 5
Rick Talbert 96.46%
County Council - District No. 7
Derek M. Young 49.97%
Stan Flemming 49.91%
State Senator 26th Legislative District
Jan Angel 58.78%
Judy Arbogast 41.07%
State Rep. 26th Legislative Pos. 1
Nathan Schlicher 46.04%
Jesse Young 53.81%
State Rep. 26th Legislative Pos. 2
Larry Seaquist 49.35%
Michelle Caldier 50.45%
State Rep. 27th Legislative Pos. 1
Laurie Jinkins 66.83%
Rodger Deskins 32.89%
State Rep. 27th Legislative Pos. 2
Jake Fey 66.75%
Steven T. Cook 32.84%
State Senator 28th Legislative District
Steve O'Ban 54.56%
Tami Green 45.03%
State Rep. 28th Legislative Pos. 1
Richard (Dick) Muri 58.02%
Mary Moss 41.68%
State Rep. 28th Legislative Pos. 2
Christine Kilduff 49.81%
Paul Wagemann 49.67%
The Pierce County Auditor is reporting a good turnout for the County as a whole, with more ballots coming in on election day this year than election day 2012. According to a tweet from the Auditor's office, Tuesday night's results reflect very few of those election day ballots.
Release tonight includes 125,498 ballots. This is basically everything we had in house yesterday. Very little from today made it to results
That means some of those closer races could still turn around as more votes are counted. The Auditor's office says that ballots take on average eight hours to process, so we can expect another big release Wednesday. We'll be keeping an eye on things, but you can always find more results on the Pierce County Auditor's page.
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