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Primary Election Results: Tunnel, Veterans & Human Services Levy Move Forward

By master · August 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Last night you hustled to make sure your ballot was counted in the Seattle primary election. Here’s what you accomplished (or didn’t accomplish, depending on how you voted).

By all accounts, the tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct is good-to-go. Despite some extremely strong opposition around town (especially if you’ve read the weeklies in the past six months), nearly 60 percent of the votes counted Tuesday were in support of the project.

Technically the vote was not a binding rule or law, however it is seen as the proof that the people of Seattle want the city to move forward on the $2 billion tunnel. Just pray they everything goes to plan. Seattlites will foot the bill on any overages beyond the proposed budget.

Meanwhile, King County voters overwhelmingly approved the Veterans and Human Services Levy with 66 percent in favor. The levy, which will support veterans, military personnel and their families as well as the county’s neediest residents, is expected to collect between $102 million and $108 million over the next six years.

Check out the full results for the rundown of voting on the Seattle School Board, Seattle City Council and many other primaries.

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