Of the approximately 1.4 million ballots sent, 485,241, or 34.37%, were returned and counted.
The biggest surprise in this month’s election came in the Seattle city attorney race. Incumbent Pete Holmes was ousted by challengers Nicole Thomas-Kennedy and Ann Davison, who will advance to the general election in November.
Holmes acknowledged his defeat earlier this month.
“After two decades of public service in Seattle, the last 12 as your city attorney, it is time to acknowledge that my opponents will advance to the general election,” Holmes said in a statement. “So, congratulations, candidates and good luck in the general elections. With a city so ideologically divided, whoever wins will certainly need it.”