San Juan County has been directed by the State to recount the votes cast for Congressional District #2 – U.S. Representative. The difference in votes cast in the August 7, 2018 primary election between second- and third-place vote-getters Brian Luke and Gary Franco, respectively, meets the statutory threshold of fewer than 150 votes and less than 0.25 percent.
The difference between the two candidates is 51 votes, 0.207 percent, causing the recount to be conducted manually.
The San Juan County Canvass Board has scheduled the recount to begin on August 28, starting at 9 a.m. The recount is expected to be completed that day. The recount will take place at the Elections Office, 55 Second St, Suite A, Friday Harbor.
The Canvass Board will convene on August 29, at 3 p.m.to re-certify the election. If you have questions about the recount, please call the Elections Office at (360) 378-3357.
The state-wide results as of August 25 were:
Congressional District 2 - U.S. Representative
Rick Larsen (prefers Democratic Party) 101,497 64.85%
Brian Luke (prefers Libertarian Party) 12,320 7.87%
Gary Franco (prefers Independent Party) 12,269 7.84%
Collin Richard Carlson (prefers Democratic Party) 12,058 7.7%
Uncle Mover (prefers Moderate GOP Party) 11,832 7.56%
Stonewall Jackson Bird (Stoney) (prefers Green Party) 6,525 4.17%
Total Votes (not including write-ins) 156,501