Nine days after the election, three of the four Lynnwood City Council races remain very close. In one case, it’s a tie.
Incumbent Jim Smith and challenger Van AuBuchon each have exactly 3,527 votes — or about 49.73 percent. Right now it looks like a recount is in store.
“There are approximately 165 ballots left for Lynnwood to count,” County Auditor Carolyn Weikel told us. “A machine recount would be triggered if there are less than 2000 votes between the two candidates and also less than one-half of one percent. A hand recount would be triggered if there is less than 150 votes between the two candidates and also less than one-quarter of 1 percent.”
More votes will be tallied Thursday afternoon.
Meantime, Loren Simmonds has a 341 vote lead over challenger Michael Moore.
Newcomer Benjamin Goodwin has a slim 91 vote lead over Ed dos Remedios. And Sid Roberts is leading Ted Hikel by 184 votes.
The election must be certified on Nov. 29.