No voters challenge tightly contested Kent School District measure

Deadline was Tuesday for levy that won by 10 votes

Nobody requested a recount of a tightly contested Kent School District levy.

Proposition No. 2, a tech and capital improvements measure, passed by only 10 votes, 11,804 (50.02 percent) to 11,794 (49.98 percent). The King County Canvassing Board certified the results last Friday of the Feb. 13 ballot measure.

Any group of five or more votes had until Tuesday to ask for a recount, but no one filed a challenge, according to King County Elections officials.

Despite the tight count, there are no recounts for local measures under state law, according to the Secretary of State’s website. A recount could be requested – the cost would just have to be covered by whomever requested it.

Any group of five or more registered voters may file a written application for a recount of the votes or a portion of the votes cast upon any question or issue, according to state law. They shall designate one of the members of the group as chair and shall indicate the voting residence of each member of the group. An application for a recount of the votes cast for an office or on a ballot measure must be filed with the officer with whom filings are made for the jurisdiction.

An application for a recount must be filed within two business days after the county canvassing board has declared the official results of the election for the office or issue for which the recount is requested.

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