Friday, November 18, 2011

A significant step forward…

…for Shoreline City Council candidate Jesse Salomon, whose lead has increased to 77 votes and, more notably, whose leading margin has grown to .52%, raising it just above the mandatory recount threshold.

Assuming that margin holds or, as it has done every day this week, grows, Robin McClelland would still have the option of gambling a couple thousand dollars on a requested recount (the 15 cent per vote deposit would be returned if the outcome were reversed) though I have no hint of the likelihood that she'd do so.

As it happens, the Brilliant and Beautiful Bride of Upper Left and my ballots are among those verified but not counted, according to King County Elections, so there's at least two more to add to Jesse's total when they open the envelopes (or not...h/t N in Seattle)

If you're a King County voter, you can check the status of your ballot with the online Ballot Tracker.

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Anonymous N in Seattle said...

The Ballot Tracker never goes beyond "verified but not counted". It's intended only to inform voters of their ballot-return status prior to the deadline (or maybe 3-4 days after it was sent in, which is how long normal processing takes).

Since the ballot itself is separated from the envelope (which has your identifying information) after verification, you should be relieved that they can't inform you that your specific ballot has been tabulated. If they knew that, they could also know how you voted, and I'm sure you wouldn't want that to be the case.

KCE should clarify the explanation of that final step on the Ballot Tracker.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Shaun said...

Thanks for that! I'm fairly impressed that they give you the chance to track your ballot online at all, but you're right - some clarification would be better.

So Jesse might have to settle for a 77 vote lead after all...

1:44 PM  

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