Update Friday, April 20 at 3:20 p.m.: King County Elections reports that the lead for votes in favor of annexation to KCLS has widened further to 31, with 1,194 Yes votes (50.66%) and 1,163 No votes (49.34%).
Update Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m.: King County Elections reports that the lead for votes in favor of annexation to KCLS has widened to 25, with 1,185 Yes votes (50.53%) and 1,160 No votes (49.47%).
Update Wednesday, April 18 at 4:30 p.m.: King County Elections reports that the lead for votes in favor of annexation to KCLS has now narrowed to just 14, with 1,149 Yes votes (50.31%) and 1,135 No votes (49.69%).
Proposition No. 1, asking whether Enumclaw voters want to annex the city library into King County Library System, is passing by a margin of just 22 votes Tuesday night.
King County Elections reports 1,042 Yes votes, amounting to 50.53% of ballots returned, compared with 1,020 No votes, making up 49.47%.
Rich Elfers, who has been heading the campaign in favor of annexation, said Tuesday night, "I'm delighted that the vote is ahead though with 22 votes it's not exactly reassuring right now. This is going to be close -- it's a big issue. This vote will tell the direction of whether this city is willing to move forward into the 21st century rather than hold on to the 1950s."
JoAn McKinlay, speaking for the side against the measure, said she speculates those who voted 'no' would rather pay taxes to the city and keep the library local rather than to KCLS. "Either way this goes, I hope it gives the city a little wake up call because the city should have been informed a long time ago about what was going on here."
As of Tuesday night, about 33 percent of registered voters in the city of Enumclaw have submitted their ballots for the proposed library measure.
King County sent out 6,406 ballots, and as of 8 p.m. Tuesday, 2,138 had been returned.
The issue requires a simple majority to pass. Totals are next expected to be updated Wednesday, April 18 at 4:30 p.m. and then each subsequent weekday at 4:30 p.m. until results are certified Friday, April 27.
Meanwhile, you can track your ballot's progress using the Ballot Tracker.