With King County Elections now having certified over 11,000 signatures for the petition to recall Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant, the effort appears to next be headed for a vote this winter.
In order to qualify for the ballot, the petition needed 10,739 valid signatures from verified District 3 voters, constituting 25% of total votes cast in the last election for the district’s council seat in 2019. The recall campaign submitted 16,234 signatures in early September.
While King County Elections is still working to finalize its tally, it has already verified 11,350 total signatures, which would be well over the required threshold.
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