Port Commission race sees changes

November 6th, 2015 by Ken

E.J. Zita, candidate for Olympia Port Commission has now drawn ahead of her opponent Jerry Farmer by 21 votes.

In ballot counting yesterday, Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall said that Zita (as she likes to be called) has 24,914 votes to Farmer’s 24, 893.  At the close of election night ballot counting Farmer had been ahead by 600 votes.

There are still 2000 ballots left to be counted and that could come as early as today.   If the vote count is within one percent a mandatory recount will be taken.

Recounts used to mean something when paper ballots or punch card ballots were used.   The current ballot and the counting system would not change the results by any more than a mere handful – – if that.

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