Update 8:15 p.m.: The first volley of election results are now available online. Greenwood resident Mike McGinn and Joe Mallahan are in a dead heat. Referendum 71 is winning by a slim margin statewide (by a larger margin in King County), and Initiative 1033 is losing. For King County Executive, Dow Constantine is leading Susan Hutchinson. Ballard’s own Jessie Israel is losing to Nick Licata for City Council. For more coverage, visit SeattleTimes.com.
Earlier: The Ballard Library is just one of six locations in Seattle to drop off your ballot, and there has been a steady stream of voters all evening.
This was the small traffic jam along 56th St. at 6 p.m. Parking in the immediate area, as you can imagine, has been difficult to find.
Folks as far away as Magnolia dropped off their ballots. The Neighborhood Service Center handed out cupcakes and other refreshments.
We arrived just as King County was picking up a big batch of ballots. Stay tuned for election results, which we’ll link here when they’re available at 8:15 p.m.