King County Elections today certified the final results of the 2016 General Election. Total voter turnout was 82% percent.
The department certified the results, which officially declared winners for candidate offices and declared whether ballot measures passed or failed. Candidate concessions or the media announcing a winner of a race are not official declarations.
Results are certified 21 days after a General Election because Washington is a “voter intent” state. This gives voters enough time to resolve any issues with their ballots or signatures.
The department will post final election results, including precinct-level information, on the Elections website by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 30.