• Levi Hastings

But, these are the early ballots so maaaybe things could change as late-arriving ballots are tallied. It doesn't seem likely, though. The present split:

YES 44.72% (162,508 votes)

NO 55.28% (200,887 votes)

There's a 38,000-vote difference to be made up if Metro is to receive funding meant to keep it alive and working as we know it. According to King County Elections Director Sherril Huff, tonight's count represents "more than 94 percent of all ballots received by today. We are anticipating thousands more ballots to arrive in the mail tomorrow as well as in our ballot drop boxes that close[d] at 8 p.m. tonight.”

The next tally is likely to arrive tomorrow at 4:30 p.m.