- Associated Press - Friday, August 18, 2017

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) - With one vote separating two candidates in the primary election for the Sedro-Woolley City Council at-large position, Skagit County Elections Department staff will perform a recount.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2whnR71 ) that after the final ballots were counted Tuesday, Mary Andersson had 428 votes and Jared Couch had 429.

The recount will be done Monday.

Either Andersson or Couch will advance to face Pola Kelley for the council seat in the Nov. 7 general election.

State law requires a recount if the difference between two candidates is fewer than 150 and 0.25 percent of total votes.

Elections Supervisor David Cunningham says candidates in other primary election races in the county had until 4:30 p.m. Thursday to request recounts, but none did so.


Information from: Skagit Valley Herald, https://www.skagitvalleyherald.com

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