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Primary results posted shortly after 8 p.m. Tacoma, U Place councils; school races in Tacoma, Puyallup and Bethel top the ballot

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Aug. 16, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
August 16, 2011 5:30 pm

Pierce County elections staffers say they expect to post the first results for today’s primary election shortly after 8 p.m. We’ll post them here as soon as possible, followed by separate blog posts on the handful of local races that have enough candidates to require a primary. There will be a later update around 9:15 p.m.when ballots cast at five voting centers will arrive at the elections center. But those won’t add significantly to the totals tonight.

Tacoma’s open council seat tops the list with four candidates competing for two spots on the general election ballot. There are also more than three candidates in council races in University Place and Puyallup and a mayor’s race in Milton.

School primaries in Tacoma, Puyallup and Bethel also will winnow fields down to two for the November general election.

Mailed ballots will be tabulated each day this week by 4 p.m. All ballots must be counted and the primary election certified by August 31.

Check this blog and our live results page for live reports after 8 p.m.

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