UPDATE 8:28 PM:
First batch of results are in from the King County Election site with 23.55% reported.
King County Executive: Constantine is winning 57% to 43%
Mayor: McGinn ahead of Mallahan 50% to 49%
City Attorney: Pete Homes ahead of Tom Carr 62% to 38%
City Council Position 2: Conlin over Ginsburg 75% to 24%
City Council Position 4: Bagshaw winning vs. Bloom 69% to 32%
City Council Position 6: Licata beating Isreal 58% to 42%
City Council Position 8: O’Brien ahead of Rosencrantz 58% to 42%
Housing Levy: Winning 63% to 37%
School District Position 5: Kay Smith-Blum over Mary Bass 64% to 25%
School District Position 7: Patu beating Chin 68% to 31%
Port of Seattle Position 3: Holland over Doud by 55% to 45%
Port of Seattle Position 4: Albro over Vekich by 57% to 43%
And the statewide totals for 1033 and R-71. Check for latest totals.
UPDATE 6:00 PM:
Heading out soon to check out the election night party circuit on the Hill. Stay tuned to this post for pictures and, if it’s worthwhile, video from the night.
At 8:15 the first totals from mail ballots will be posted on this King County Election site.
Here is the schedule for results from King County Elections:
Tuesday, Nov. 3 8:15 p.m.
Mail ballots counted on election day results posted to the Web.
Wednesday, Nov. 4 4:30 p.m.
Results posted including accessible voting centers.
Thursday, Nov. 5 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 6 4:30 p.m.
Results posted. Unofficial abstract of results as of election night, broken down by legislative district posted to the Web.
Election Day has lost a lot of its excitement with the switch to all-mail voting but we hope to bring back a little old-fashioned drama with our coverage of the day’s proceedings. We’ll be out and about in the streets of Capitol Hill so shout if you see something interesting — firstname.lastname@example.org or @jseattle if you are a Twitter type.
We’ll also be part of the scene at the election night parties on Capitol Hill. Here is a list and map of the political fun. See you out there.
As of early Tuesday morning, the county had received ballots from about a quarter of Capitol Hill area registered voters. Here’s the tally for the two county districts that include parts of Capitol Hill:
- District 2: 23.5%
- District 4: 25.1%
To add to those decimal points, your mail-in ballot needs to be postmarked Tuesday the 3rd or you can drop it off at either of these drop box locations closest to Capitol Hill:
- Seattle, King County Administration Building, 500 Fourth Ave.
- Central neighborhood center, 2301 S Jackson
- Voters with disabilities: Union Station 401 S. Jackson St: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
The drop boxes can be accessed up until 8 PM on Election Day.
Once you’ve sent in your ballot, check King County’s ballot tracker to make sure it has been properly received.
Need some guidance? Check out the 2009 CHS Endorsements.