MARYSVILLE – Now they’re tied.
Both incumbent Mariana Maksimos and challenger Paul Galovin have 3,494 votes after ballots were counted Tuesday in the Marysville school board race.
Both are advancing to the general election Nov. 5 as Kona Ferry placed third with 2004 votes.
The election will be certified Aug. 20. Since both are moving on, there will be no recount.
Since election night, the lead as swung back and forth between Maksimos and Galovin. There are only a few ballots that remain to be counted.
Countywide, 115,039 ballots have been counted, or 24 percent. There are 473,447 registered voters in the county.
In the other school board race, incumbent Tom Albright is way out in front with 4,338 votes, or 48 percent, compared with Halleh Stickels with 2,923, or 32 percent. Ryan Muri was third with 1,770 votes.
The turnout for those races was 22 percent.
For Marysville City Council, the turnout was just 21 percent as former Councilman Jeff Seibert and newcomer Kelly Richards will be moving on.
Seibert is way out in front with 2,849 votes, or 36 percent. Richards is second with 1,577, or 20 percent.
Trailing them was Todd Fahlman with 1,278, Noah Rui with 1,142 and Gary Kemp with 960.
In Fire District 22 (Getchell), the measure was passing 643-406, or 61 percent to 39 percent. The vote would restore its levy to $1.50 per $1,000 valuation. The turnout is 28 percent.
This was the first election a new statewide management system called VoteWA was used. It allowed election officials to have near real-time access to the state’s nearly 4.5 million voters in the registration database. The system helped ensure each voter had only one ballot counted. Secretary of State Kim Wyman said, “This streamlines the process of voter registrations throughout counties and provides levels of security not possible with the old systems.”