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Recount Information
   
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).