Have you ever left a ballot oval blank? When it goes through the Spokane County Elections office, it’s marked in their machines as an under vote. Most of the major races in Spokane County had over a thousand under votes.
1. 4th Legislative District
Under Votes: 7,900 out of 46,548 votes - 16.97%
2. Council District 2
Under Votes: 3,502 out of 24,960 votes - 14.03%
3. Council District 3
Under Votes: 2,494 out of 23,303 votes - 10.70%
4. Council District 1
Under Votes: 1,521 out of 14,358 votes - 10.59%
5. Council President
Under Votes: 4,579 out of 62,621 votes - 7:31%
6. Proposition 1
Under Votes: 3,907 out of 62,621 votes - 6.24%
Under Votes: 1,340 out of 62,6212 votes - 2.14%
The percentages are listed from the highest amount of under votes to the least.
The State Senate race between Mike Padden and Jeff Baxter ranks at the top. The Spokane City Council race between Mike Allen and Richard Rush comes in at second place. Both races are going through recounts.
Spokane County auditor, Vicki Dalton, described her explanation for the under votes.