King County Certifies 2016 General Election Results

Total voter turnout for 2016 was 82%.

King County Certifies 2016 General Election Results
Photo courtesy of King County Elections

Total voter turnout for 2016 was 82%.

It’s official. Yesterday King County officially certified the final results of the 2016 General Election, which includes the presidential election. Because Washington is a “voter intent” state, it certifies the results 21 days after the election. Here are some interesting statistics from this year’s election:

Registered voters
(active registered voters as of 11/07/16
1,288,327
Ballots issued 1,296,786
Ballots returned 1,054,564
Ballots counted 1,041,613
Ballots returned too late 1,896
Ballots returned as undeliverable 13,220
Signatures initially challenged 14,134
Signature challenges resolved 5,413
Calls to voter hotline 29,277
Emails from voters 5,600
Voter turnout 82%

Additional statistics can be found here.

Here are some highlights from the 2016 General Election results:

Presidential Election

Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, Democratic Nominees: 718,322 votes, or 69.85%*.
Donald J. Trump and Michael R. Pence, Republican Nominees: 216,339 votes, or 21.04%
Click here for other party results for the presidential election.

Though King County voters voted overwhelmingly in favor of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump won the presidency with 306 electoral votes compared to 232 for Clinton, according to the New York Times.

Washington Governor

Jay Inslee, Democrat: 677,943 votes, or 67.69%
Bill Bryant, Republican: 321,242 votes, or 32.07%

Washington Lieutenant Governor

Cyrus Habib, Democrat: 670,754 votes, or 69.96%
Marty McClendon, Republican: 285,689 votes, or 29.8%

Washington Secretary of State

Tina Podlodowski, Democrat: 563,438 votes, or 58.62%
Kim Wyman, Republican: 396,466 votes, or 41.25%

Washington State Treasurer

Duane Davidson, Republican: 490,359 votes, or 59.49%
Michael Waite, Republican: 317,475, or 38.52%

Washington State Auditor

Pat (Patrice) McCarthy, Democrat: 591,708 votes, or 63.55%
Mark Miloscia, Republican: 337,754 votes, or 36.28%

Washington Attorney General

Bob Ferguson, Democrat: 724,608, or 78.1%
Joshua B. Trumbull, Libertarian: 200,826 or 21.65%

Washington Insurance Commissioner

Mike Kreidler, Democrat: 672,924 votes, or 72.9%
Richard Schrock, Republican: 248,804 votes, or 26.95%

Kent School District No. 415, Prop. 1, $252 million Bond

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South King Fire and Rescue, Prop. 1

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Click here for additional election results for the 2016 General Election.