

Mandatory Recount 


For machine recounts of any office or measure, the difference between the two candidates or choices must be:
 Less than 2000 votes defference AND;
 Less than 1/2 of one percent.


Hand Recounts of Statewide Offices or Measures 


For hand recounts of statewide offices or measures, the difference between the two candidates or choices must be:
 Less than 1000 votes AND;
 Less than 1/4 of one percent.


Hand Recounts of Local Offices 


There is no provision for a mandatory recount of a local issue. For hand recounts of local offices, the difference between the two candidates must be:
 Less than 150 votes AND;
 Less than 1/4 of one percent


Requested Recount 


Requested recounts must be submitted no later than two working days after the official canvass of election results (RCW 29A.64.011). 