KITTITAS COUNTY — The Kittitas County Elections Canvassing Board on Tuesday certified the final results of the countywide Nov. 6 general election.

A countywide flood district property proposal — the closest issue on the ballot — passed with 8,668 yes votes, or 50.68 percent, to 8,437 no votes, or 49.32 percent, in the final tabulation.

The canvassing board on Nov. 21 added ballots that gave the countywide flood control district property tax funding proposal a slight majority of yes votes and passage. The counting of another 103 votes on Tuesday didn’t change those results; the difference between yes and no votes in the flood district issue is not small enough to require an automatic recount.

In another close race, Gary Berndt was elected to the county commissioner Position 2 seat. Berndt received 8,394 votes, or 51.69 percent, to Paula Thompson’s 7,846 votes, or 48.31 percent.

Final figures indicate out of 22,068 registered voters receiving ballots, 18,479 returned valid ballots, making a turn-in rate of 83.74 percent of the registered voters.  

The final results of county voting for candidates and propositions can be found online at


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