After tonight’s, November 6th, election ballot counts, the Election Division says they estimate 100 ballots remain to be counted. It’s statistically unlikely those ballots will change the current spreads between candidates and measure approval or rejection. So here are the unofficial outcomes of the 2015 General Election.
Mayor of Ferndale
Jon Mutchler defeated Cathy Watson by 104 votes.
Ferndale City Council Position 3
Keith Olson defeated Glenn Stewart by 827 votes.
Ferndale City Council Position 4
Teresa Stewart defeated Paul Ingram by 62 votes.
Port of Bellingham Commissioner District 3
Bobby Briscoe defeated Gary Jenson by 6138 votes.
Metropolitan Park District
This was rejected by 550 votes.
Whatcom County Jail Tax
This was rejected by 1639 votes.
Approved – Method of Electing Council Members
Approved – Limiting Power of Council to Amend the County Charter
Approved – Limiting Power of Council to Amend Charter’s Election Provisions
Approved – Word Limit for Ballot Questions
Approved – Lowering Threshold for Initiative and Referendum Signatures
Approved – Lowering the Number of Signatures Required for Citizen Initiatives to Amend Charter
Approved – Term Limits for County Executive and Council Members
Rejected – Altering Composition of Districting Commission
Approved – Number of Council Districts and At-Large Council Positions
Approved – Amendments by the Charter Review Commission and the County Council