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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?

UPDATEWith 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

Yes  63.99%
No   36.01%

City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 2 - Gender-neutral language 

Yes  58.69%
No   41.31%

City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 3 - Anti-discrimination provisions - 

Yes 70.95%
No 29.05%

City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 4 - Effective date of emergency ordinances - 

Yes  53.23%
No   46.77%

City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 5 - City Council authority to confirm appointment of department heads - 

Yes   52.45%
No    47.55%

City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 6 - City Council confirmation of Director of Utilities - 

Yes   55.85%
No    44.15%

City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 7 - Adding requirements for the Landmarks Preservation Commission - 

Yes  49.83%
No   50.17% 

City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 8 - Term limits for Mayor and Council - 

Yes   37.94%
No    62.06%

City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 9 - Citizen Commission on Elected Salaries - 

Yes  53.33%
No   46.67%

City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 10 - Deleting prohibition of new cemeteries - 

Yes  54.18%
No   45.82%

City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 11 - City employee participation in conservation, environmental, and other programs - 

Yes   62.14%
No    38.17%

City of Tacoma Charter Amendment 12 - Removing citizenship and City residency as requirements of eligibility for City employment

Yes   32.76%
No    67.24%

County Council - District No. 1

 Dan Roach  97.02%
 Write-In   2.98%

County Council - District No. 5

 Rick Talbert 96.46%
 Write-In 3.54%

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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