Bellevue City Hall. Photo courtesy City of Bellevue.

Bellevue City Hall. Photo courtesy City of Bellevue.

Bellevue council votes are counted for positions 1, 3, 5 and 7

19,047 ballots were returned out of 78,555 registered voters.

King County Elections released preliminary primary election results just before 8:30 p.m., Aug. 6. Out of 78,555 registered voters, 19,047 returned their ballots.

Four Bellevue City Council positions were up for grabs in the general election.

Position 1

For Pos. 1, Holly Zhang gathered 20.25 percent (3,074) of the vote, John Stokes gathered 60.95 percent (9,252) of the vote, and Martin Acevedo gathered 18.48 percent (2,805) of the vote, according to preliminary results.

Stokes and Zhang will likely advance to the general election.

So far, about 15,179 people voted for this position out of 78,555 registered voters for the city council race.

Position 3

For Pos. 3, Jeremy Barksdale gathered 57.68 percent (8,757) of the vote, Stephanie Walter gathered 37.81 percent (5,741) of the vote, and Kya Michael Aatai gathered 4.27 percent (648) of the vote, according to preliminary results.

Barksdale and Walter will likley advance to the general election.

So far, about 15,182 people voted for this position out of 78,555 registered voters for the city council race.

Position 5

For Pos. 5, Janice Zahn gathered 66.54 percent (10,168) of the vote, Mark Wilson gathered 16.88 percent (2,579) of the vote, and JD YU gathered 16.36 percent (2,500) of the vote, according to preliminary results.

With a 79-vote difference between Wilson and Yu, the race was too close to call as of press deadline.

So far, about 15,281 people voted for this position out of 78,555 registered voters for the city council race.

Position 7

For Pos. 7, Jennifer Robertson gathered 57.72 percent (8,810) of the vote, Randy Grein gathered 5.96 percent (909) of the vote, James Bible gathered 21.86 percent (3,337) of the vote, and Marguerite Ye gathered 14.13 percent (2,157) of the vote, according to preliminary results.

Robertson and Bible will likely advance to the general election.

So far, about 15,264 people voted for this position out of 78,555 registered voters for the city council race.

Ballots were due to King County by 8 p.m. Tuesday. Early election results began at 8:30 p.m. Final results will be certified Aug. 20.

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