Voter turnout high in Kitsap county and Bainbridge

The voter turnout rates for the Nov. 2 election are coming in higher than the Kitsap County Auditor's Office anticipated with Kitsap County returning 73.3 percent of the ballots and Bainbridge Island bringing in 81.8 percent.

Before the election, the auditor's office estimated county residents would return between 65 to 70 percent of the ballots, with Bainbridge residents at about 70 percent.

As of Monday at 6:30 p.m. 11,700 county ballots had yet to be processed.

Voter turnout statewide is at 64.1 percent of the 3,601,152 registered voters. As of noon Tuesday, the state still had 237,163 ballots remaining to be processed.

Election results will be certified and made official on Nov. 23. Up until 5 p.m. on Nov. 22, voters can return ballots that were rejected for a mismatched signature or other problems.

General Election results for Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010

As of 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 65.1 percent of the ballots cast (93,606) by Kitsap County's 143,796 registered voters had been counted.

For full results, see the Kitsap County Auditor's Office and the Secretary of State Election Office

Partial results include:

• U.S. 1st Congressional District

Jay Inslee 150,348 votes, 57 percent

James Watkins 111,535 votes, 43 percent

• 23rd Legislative District Pos. 2

Christine Rolfes 28,215 votes, 57 percent

James M. Olsen 20,948 votes, 43 percent

• 23rd Legislative District Pos. 1

Sherry Appleton 26,742 votes 54 percent

Pete DeBoer 22,711 votes, 46 percent

• State Supreme Court, Pos. 6

Richard Sanders 886,215 votes, 50.11 percent

Charlie Wiggins 882,430 votes, 49.89 percent

• Kitsap County Commissioner

Josh Brown 47,918 votes, 54 percent

Abby Burlingame 40,880 votes, 46 percent

• Kitsap County Prosecutor

Russ Hauge 44,361 votes, 52 percent

Bruce Danielson 40,047 votes, 47 percent

• Kitsap Public Utility District Pos. 1

John Armstrong 36,770 votes, 54 percent

Linda Gabriel 30,901 votes, 45 percent

• Bainbridge Island School Prop. 1 (levy lid Lift)

Yes: 7,716 votes, 64 percent

No: 4,252 votes, 36 percent

• Bainbridge Island School Prop. 2 (technology levy)

Yes: 7,015 votes, 58 percent

No: 4,984 votes, 42 percent

• Kitsap Regional Library Prop. 1

Yes: 39,960 votes, 44 percent

No: 51,397 votes, 56 percent

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