85 percent of voters in King County turned out in general election

King County Elections certified the results of 2012 general election Tuesday.

Voters returned 993,908 ballots for a final turnout of 85 percent, with 978,377 of those ballots tabulated in the final results report.

Final results are available on the department’s website.

Voters  improved performance on signature-related issues which resulted in significantly fewer ballots requiring costly follow up.

One race, for the District 47 House of Representatives seat, qualified for a mandatory machine recount that will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 30.

Citizens can register to vote or update their registration at the Elections web site by Jan. 14 to vote in the next election, a special election, on Feb. 12.

The numbers:

Ballots issued: 1,216,246

Registered voters: 1,170,638

Ballots returned: 993,908

Ballots counted: 978,377

Ballots returned by email: 4,638

Ballots returned by fax: 806

Ballots returned at drop boxes: 208,105

Challenged ballots cured: 13,237

Ballots remaining challenged: 8,900

Returned too late: 3,068

Returned as undeliverable: 11,002

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