Problematic ballots may decide fate of $15 wage

Problematic ballots may decide fate of $15 wage

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Problematic ballots may decide fate of $15 wage

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 7:15 PM

SEATTLE  -- Dozens of problematic ballots may determine the fate of SeaTac Prop. 1, the initiative to establish a $15 minimum wage for many workers in SeaTac.

After King County released new election numbers Tuesday evening, the margin was unchanged with the ballot measure still winning by just 43 votes. KING 5 estimates there are roughly 600 more votes to count due to the lengthy ballot-collection process caused by the state’s vote-by-mail system.The No side would need to win 54% to catch up.

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The campaigns say they also have a list of about 150 voters who had signatures on their ballots that did not match records. Both sides are working to contact favorable voters who have signature problems, asking them to return paperwork that will finalize their ballots. Other ballots in which the voter’s intent is in question will be resolved during a canvassing process in the coming days.

City of SeaTac Proposition No. 1 (as of 4 p.m. Tuesday)

Yes
50.40 percent - 2683 votes
No
49.60 percent - 2640 votes

 

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