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Local Administrators' Party Affiliation

D leaning/elected

Note: Except in King and Pierce counties, Washington conducts almost all of its voting by mail. However, voters who so choose may go in to the offices of local election officials to vote in the traditional manner.

County Population Administrator/Affiliation Selection Voting Technology
King 1,826,732 Cherril Huff (?) Appointed Premier DRE/TSX or unidentified PCOS machine
Pierce 766,878 Pat McCarthy (D) [1] Elected Sequoia Voting Systems - DRE/AVC Edge
Snohomish 669,887 Carolyn Diepenbrock (?) Elected Sequoia Voting Systems - DRE/AVC Edge
Spokane 446,706 Vicky M. Dalton (D) [2] Elected ES&S - Optical Scan/AutoMARK
Clark 412,938 Greg Kimsey (R) [3] Elected Hart InterCivic - DRE/eSlate
Kitsap 240,604 Walter Washington (D) [4] Elected Sequoia Voting Systems - DRE/AVC Edge
Thurston 234,670 Kim Wyman (R) [5] Elected ES&S - Optical Scan/AutoMARK
Yakima 233,105 Corky Mattingly (D) [6] Elected Hart InterCivic - DRE/eSlate
Whatcom 185,953 Shirley Forslof (?) Elected Sequoia Voting Systems - DRE/AVC Edge
Benton 159,463 Bobbie Gagner (D) [7] Elected Hart InterCivic - DRE/eSlate
Skagit 115,700 Jeanne Youngquist (D) [8] Elected Hart InterCivic - DRE/eSlate
Total 5,292,636(82.6% of population)
  • [1] New entry in race for county exec, The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA), December 5, 2007.
  • [2] Dalton, Volz seek votes to be chief of elections: Main issue Poll sites or all voting by mail, The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), October 26, 2006.
  • [3] Election 08 – Obama rolls in county, state, Columbian (Vancouver, WA), February 10, 2008.
  • [4] Kitsap County Auditor home, http://www.kitsapgov.com/aud/
  • [5] Top-two system will change face of local politics, The Olympian (Olympia, WA), March 19, 2008.
  • [6] It’s Gregoire by 130; is it over? Rossi says election wasn’t clean, Seattle Times, December 24, 2004.
  • [7] 2 Democrats ask opinion on GOP fill-in’s right to run, Seattle Times, September 1990.
  • [8] Jeanne Younguist for Skagit County Auditor, http://jeanneyoungquist.com/Default.aspx

Information for Washington

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