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Friday, March 13, 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Charts for 3/11/2020 Presidential Primary Data

Click to enlarge the Presidential Primary Cure Form JPG.   Go to https://voter.votewa.gov/ to check your "Ballot Status" today before the election certification is over for your county!
Below the break find three charts based on 3/11/2020 Presidential Primary matchback data and also February VRDB registration vs. turnout and accepted vs. turnout for:
  • Party
  • Decade
  • County
I may add Gender by Age, Party, and  County later.  Remember the lower Republican numbers are because only DJT was only one on the ballot for Republicans.
  • BOT == Both parties selected.These ballots will be rejected unless cured before certification.
  • NEI == "Neither party selected. These ballots will be rejected unless cured before certification.
  • FVRDB == February Voter Registration Data Base
  • TO == Turnout
  • Accepted.TO == Accepted Turnout
  • Decade == Age%/%10  e.g. 1: {18,19}, 2: {20:29}, etc
  •  Go to https://voter.votewa.gov/ to check your "Ballot Status" today before the election certification is over for your county!
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Data from 3/11/2020 Matchback

Accepted, Rejected, No Party and All Other Challenges by Age. Click to Enlarge

Data below from 3/11/202 matchback (day after election)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Data from 03/10/2020 5PM Matchback:

Data below the break from the 03/10/2020 5PM Matchback:

Monday 03.09.2020 by County


Ballots Accepted/Rejected (Challenged) by Age Distribution

The charts above cover matchbacks and Ballot Statistics for 03.09.2010 5pm. Click on the Charts to Enlarge. It will be a scandal if a tight Bernie/Biden race is decided by the loss of 75K rejected ballots most of which (60K) are "NoParty" from and older vote contemporaneous with a weak youth vote. Below the break is a merged table of Presidential Primary ballot report status and ballot statistics for Monday 03.09.2020 5pm. The fields are: Democrat, Republican, Undeclared, Active (Voters), Voted (Ballots), Turnout. Note that real turnout will probably be much lower for many counties because Undeclared Party ballots will be discarded if not cured. Cure your damn ballots! Check https://voter.votewa.gov/. Check 'Ballot Status'. Call  or visit your County elections department if you are not "Accepted".

merge(Party,BS,by="County",all=TRUE)[,.(BallotsReceived=fsum(Ballots))]
   BallotsReceived
1:         1597237

merge(Party,BS,by="County",all=TRUE)[,.(D=fsum(D),R=fsum(R))]
        D      R
1: 984969 551396

merge(Party,BS,by="County",all=TRUE)[,.(DplusR=fsum(D) + fsum(R))]
    DplusR
1: 1536365

1597237 - 1536365
[1] 60872

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Friday 03.06.2020 by County

Below the break is a merged table of Presidential Primary ballot report status and ballot statistics for Friday 03.06.2020. The fields are: Democrat, Republican, Undeclared, Active (Voters), Voted (Ballots), Turnout. Note that real turnout will probably be much lower for many counties because Undeclared Party ballots will be discarded.

merge(Party,BS,by="County",all=TRUE)[,.(BallotsReceived=fsum(Ballots))]
   BallotsReceived
1:         1362696 # Total Ballots Received

merge(Party,BS,by="County",all=TRUE)[,.(D=fsum(D),R=fsum(R))]
        D      R
1: 798092 507449   # D and R ballots declared

merge(Party,BS,by="County",all=TRUE)[,.(DplusR=fsum(D) + fsum(R))]
    DplusR
1: 1305541         # Total D + R ballots declared

1362696 - 1305541
[1] 57155          # Ballots with Undeclared Party to Date

Friday, March 6, 2020

'7 Easy Steps for Voting in the WA Presidential Primary' and 'What Happens in you Don't Follow the Instructions!'

An excellent web site is providing the service of listing the ballot status of all WA voters. Please see https://votewashington.info/voter/wa to check whether or not your ballot has been accepted or not. The WA state site www.voteWA.gov is  the most official and straight forward path. Check "Ballot Status" after logging in . -RMF

As of Thursday's 03.05.2020 Presidential Primary matchback, "No Party" declarations (Votes without the proper party declaration) make up about 7% of all Ballots. By the end of this well participated election, tens of thousands of voters could have their ballots rejected  for not declaring a party. Check your "Ballot Status" at www.voteWA.gov . Ballot Return Statistics can be found here. Call your local county elections to "cure" your ballot.  Click to enlarge the charts and screenshots. Also see:




All State Rejected vs Accepted Ballots by Age and Challenged Groups: 'Non Party' Challenges vs All Other Challenges. 


If you did not correctly fill out the above on your voter envelope, your ballot has been rejected. Screenshot from:7 Easy Steps for Voting in the WA Presidential Primary

Sunday, March 1, 2020

'7 Easy Steps for Voting in the WA Presidential Primary' and 'What Happens in you Don't Follow the Instructions!'

3/3/2020 Update: An excellent web site is providing the service of listing the ballot status of all WA voters. Please see https://votewashington.info/voter/wa to check whether or not your ballot has been accepted or not. The WA state site www.voteWA.gov is  the most official and straight forward path. Check "Ballot Status" after logging in . -RMF

As of Friday's 02.28.2020 Presidential Primary matchback, "No Party" declarations (Votes without the proper party declaration) make up about 7% of all Ballots. By the end of this well participated election, tens of thousands of voters could have their ballots rejected  for not declaring a party. Check your "Ballot Status" at www.voteWA.gov . Call your local county elections to "cure" your ballot.  Click to enlarge the charts and screenshots. Also see:






All State Rejected vs Accepted Ballots by Age and Challenged Groups: 'Non Party' Challenges vs All Other Challenges. 


If you did not correctly fill out the above on your voter envelope, your ballot has been rejected. Screenshot from:7 Easy Steps for Voting in the WA Presidential Primary 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Whatcom School Districts Election on February 11, 2020


Whatcom County school districts in block colors with precinct outlines in white.

All Whatcom County school districts  (and therefore the entire county or 146K voters ) have elections this February 11.  As of this Wednesday morning (2/05/2020), 27,030 plus ballots have been returned to Whatcom County Elections. Please see http://www.whatcomcounty.us/1732/Current-Election .  As of this Wednesday morning (2/05/2020), statewide turnout is about 19.2%. Please see https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/research/ballot-return-statistics.aspx .    You can check your registration or your 'Ballot Status' at voteWA.gov.  Please see https://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx. If you haven't received your ballot by now or your ballot status contact Whatcom County Elections.  This is a stampless ballot. The districts in this election include:

  • Bellingham School District 501
  • Ferndale School District 502
  • Blaine School District 503
  • Lynden School District 504
  • Meridian School District 505
  • Nooksack Valley School District 506
  • Mount Baker School District 507
  • Fire Protection District 8 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Who owns real estate now?

Below are some articles with quoted selections I am currently reading that discuss ownership of real estate in urban centers in America and across the globe. I am thinking about these issues:

(1) How does the 'ghost ownership' and/or large scale 'corporate ownership' of housing effect our economy and social infrastructure?
(2) How does housing ownership as an 'asset class' effect pricing and supply?
(3) At one point does an 'over supply' of 'socially mismatched' housing types increase risk of a recession in the building industry?
(4) How do 'ghost ownership', 'over-pricing and speculation', mismatched market supply, rental and housing vacancy rates effect homelessness rates?
(5) Can we use Marxist economic theory to analyze the efficiency of the US housing market to make stronger cases for the use of:
  • vacancy taxes like those used in Washington, D.C. and Vancouver, BC.
  • more 'social justice' focused permit regulation and zoning
  • stronger local condemnation  and forfeiture laws in the case of "washing machine"  or laundered housing assets
  • what local actions can we use as citizens (e.g. more informed  and open ownership data, stronger condemnation laws, vacancy taxes, 'social justice' implementations of housing permits, etc.) to create a more fair and balanced housing market?

Monday, January 13, 2020

Rental Vacancy Rates across America

Sample data selection from 2015 - 2019(Q3 only) from the Census 2019 Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership . Click to enlarge.

Q3 Census data for 2019 Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership is now available.  The following charts and graphs are rental vacancy information.  Some researchers have come to believe that so called "ghost ownership" and high rental vacancy rates have created an artificial lack of housing supply (1).   Others believe there isn't enough home construction (2). I sought to look at the latest data for rental vacancies (up to Q3 2019) from the Census:
The table below gives Total Rented (43.2M)  and Total Rentals Vacant (3.1M) across different regions of the U.S. for Q3 2019.  I am using these two Census categories from the most recent housing data:
  • 8 RNTOCC Renter Occupied Housing Units K
  • 12 RENT Vacant Housing Units for Rent K
For the VacancyRate I am using ('adhoc') :  TotalVacant/(TotalRented+TotalVacant):

   GEO Region TotalRented TotalVacant VancancyRate
1:  US      1    43243000     3183000          6.9
2:  NE      2     8285000      477000          5.4
3:  MW      3     8472000      646000          7.1
4:  SO      4    15658000     1512000          8.8
5:  WE      5    10827000      548000          4.8

Friday, November 22, 2019

Yakima vs. Whatcom Historical Turnout

An interesting and provocative article in the New York Times looks at Yakima County as prototypical of America's racial divide. What follows in this post is election turnout history and CVAP data comparing Yakima and Whatcom Counties.

Yakima GE Turnout (tan) vs. Whatcom GE Turnout (blue-gray). Note the differences between odd years (local) and even years (federal). Also note the spikes for Presidential years (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016).  Visually, there is a marked increase in the difference between Whatcom and Yakima turnout over time. Turnout is defined here as TotalBallots/TotalVoters. Data above from WA SoS Voter Participation data. Click to enlarge the chart.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

State Initiative Totals, Differences for 11/12/2019


State Initiative Totals:


Race                 Maintained Repealed Approved Rejected     Yes     No
Advisory Vote No. 20     659713  1118043       
Advisory Vote No. 21     738362  1049771       
Advisory Vote No. 22     676612  1102429       
Advisory Vote No. 23    1213133   597736       
Advisory Vote No. 24     657735  1098464       
Advisory Vote No. 25     789956   976514       
Advisory Vote No. 26     791661   972060       
Advisory Vote No. 27     704892  1087500       
Advisory Vote No. 28     979432   788173       
Advisory Vote No. 29     623961  1144985       
Advisory Vote No. 30     782938   983966       
Advisory Vote No. 31    1005303   762931       
Measure No. 976                                               1017045 902004
Resolution No. 8200                       1207513   642646          
Measure No. 88                            920949    936155           

State Initiative Differences:


Race                  M-R      A-R    Y-N
Advisory Vote No. 20 -458330     
Advisory Vote No. 21 -311409     
Advisory Vote No. 22 -425817     
Advisory Vote No. 23  615397     
Advisory Vote No. 24 -440729     
Advisory Vote No. 25 -186558     
Advisory Vote No. 26 -180399     
Advisory Vote No. 27 -382608     
Advisory Vote No. 28  191259     
Advisory Vote No. 29 -521024     
Advisory Vote No. 30 -201028     
Advisory Vote No. 31  242372     
Measure No. 976                         115041
Resolution No. 8200             564867     
Measure No. 88                 -15206

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Some GE 2019 Analysis: Historical Summary and some Demographics

At over 2M votes, GE2019 will be the largest odd year volume turnout in recent WA history.  I will wait for the final results to compare turnout percentages. Here is where we stand as of the Monday (11/11) after election week:

Some projected turnout for GE 2019 as of 11/11/2019  state matchback:

          Registered  Voted   Turnout  Current_Date
Total 4,503,766 1,927,555 42.8% 11/11/2019

Projected  Turnout PCT  ==
(1,927,555 + 82,396) / 4,503,766 = 44.6%  with 82,396 (to be counted as of 11/11)

Projected Returns  ==
1,927.555 + 82,396 = 2,009,951


Historical odd year (local election) turnouts:


         Registered  Voted  Turnout  Final_Date
Total 4,265,433 1,582,481 37.1% 11/28/2017
Total 3,974,947 1,528,272 38.45% 11/30/2015
Total 3,914,786 1,772,290 45.27% 11/26/2013
Total 3,658,413 1,936,950 52.95% 12/06/2011
Total 3,583,278 1,823,364 50.89% 11/24/2009

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Matchback 11.08.2019: State and local counties


Summary:

Exactly 2,011,128 ballots have been 'Accepted' or 'Received' in last night's (11/08/2019) statewide matchback Another 
31,483 have been rejected or 'challenged'.  As of 
11/08/2019 8:15 PM last night, Election Results WA has 1,877,878 tabulated (counted) with  133,459 ballots on hand to be processed (e.g. tabulated). Understanding ballot processing this time of year is complicated and Same Day Registration has increased that complexity. [Link to blog post coming here].  Although the previous matchbacks have  been dominated by those born in  1940s or 1950s (now ages 60 - 79), younger generations are catching up in these later returns and it would be hard not to assume that has made all the difference for Democratic candidates in tight races throughout the state but especially in King and Whatcom Counties :

    Decade  Age Registered  Voted Turnout
 1:  1900s 110s         27      5    18.5
 2:  1910s 100s       1711    537    31.4
 3:  1920s  90s      44030  22336    50.7
 4:  1930s  80s     184015 122333    66.5
 5:  1940s  70s     492174 347617    70.6
 6:  1950s  60s     765293 472322    61.7
 7:  1960s  50s     756929 366183    48.4
 8:  1970s  40s     706611 274007    38.8
 9:  1980s  30s     784614 234508    29.9
10:  1990s  20s     672919 136223    20.2
11:  2000s  10s      71046  19020    26.8


Those born in 1940s or 1950s decades have a combined 819,939 ballots accepted. By comparison, those born 1980 or afterwards (ages 18 - 39) have a combined 46% of that (819,939total with 389,751 ballots accepted.  That "youth" or millennial vote in WA weighed in at last. If you have followed these matchbacks reports you know this was simply not the case in early voting.  The youth vote was not strong enough to stop i976, but they prevented a Republican rout in Seattle and Whatcom.  GenXrs, those born in the 60s and 70s are  contributing 640,190 votes Please see 'Age by Statusbelow.  To see my updated and ongoing piece on WWU precinct turnout, see hereWomen are currently out voting men in all but 2 small counties. The later balloting is now skewing heavily female. This is another sign that close races will fall to more liberal candidates.  For the state as a whole:

   BallotStatus  Female   Male
1:     Accepted 1030708 955802 # Ready for tabulation or tabulated
2:     Received    8258   7740 # In the chute
3:     Rejected   15011  16151 # Challenged or Rejected

For our neck of woods (Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan), accepted female votes are ahead of male votes significantly now:

   BallotStatus Female  Male
1:     Accepted  66253 59434
2:     Received     58    41
3:     Rejected    628   749

Tables made from rdata.table code with output follow the break. Widescreen is best for viewing especially on a phone.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Post Election Day Ballots Counts for Election Week GE 2019 in WA


Ballot "Received Date" for WA as of 11/08/2019 from the 11/08/2019 state matchback.  I have chosen the last 20 days of ballot reception only. Horizontal lines at 100K, 250K, 400K. Click to enlarge the chart.

These are post election day of ballots counted (tabulated) as I have recorded them from https://results.vote.wa.gov/results/20191105/Turnout.html . There are still 133K estimated left to count (tabulate). This week has really been quite a ride:

ElectionDate         Counted
ER.11.06.2019.12AM 1035011
ER.11.06.2019.6PM  1199503
ER.11.06.2019.8.39PM 1217468
ER.11.07.2019.12PM 1221808
ER.11.07.2019.7PM 1484065
ER.11.08.2019.815PM 1877878

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Precinct Return Totals for Whtacom 11.06.2019 results

Below the break is return information from last night's (11.06.2019)  matchback from Whatcom County Elections merged with Cantwell/Hutchison GE2018 returns plus my lca based predictors.  Last night's count (44.27%) maintained significant Republican leads in District 4, District 5, and Sheriff.  County Executive and  Assessor races were nudged into Democratic leads. 10K ballots are in the Whatcom hopper.  There are no candidate precinct totals for individual races as of this morning.  However, (as of 11/6) turnout for those precincts that voted for Susan Hutchison in GE2018 exceeds turnout for precincts that voted for Maria Cantwell in  GE2018.

t3[SusanHutchison > MariaCantwell,
.(Voted=fsum(Accepted.Received),Registered=fsum(PrecinctTotal),
Turnout=round(fsum(Accepted.Received)/fsum(PrecinctTotal),3) * 100 )]
   Voted Registered Turnout
1: 28857      53354    54.1 # Precinct Totals for Hutchison Precincts

 t3[SusanHutchison < MariaCantwell,
 .(Voted=fsum(Accepted.Received),Registered=fsum(PrecinctTotal),
Turnout=round(fsum(Accepted.Received)/fsum(PrecinctTotal),3) * 100 )]
   Voted Registered Turnout
1: 48490      93130    52.1 # Precinct Totals for Cantwell Precincts

Below the break table will need a (very) wide screen:

Matchback 11.06.2019: State and local counties


Summary:

Exactly 1,761,288 ballots have been 'Accepted' or 'Received' in last night's (11/06/2019) statewide matchback Another 
22,180 have been rejected or 'challenged'.  As of 
11/06/2019 8:39 PM last night, Election Results WA has 1,217,468 tabulated (counted) with  623,814 ballots on hand to be processed (e.g. tabulated). Understanding ballot processing this time of year is complicated and Same Day Registration has increased that complexity. [Link to blog post coming here].  Although the previous matchbacks have  been dominated by those born in  1940s or 1950s (now ages 60 - 79), younger generations are catching up in these later returns and that trend can reasonably be expected to continue in tabulation throughout the rest of the certification period:

    Decade  Age Registered  Voted Turnout
 1:  1900s 110s         27      5    18.5
 2:  1910s 100s       1711    480    28.1
 3:  1920s  90s      44030  20260    46.0
 4:  1930s  80s     184015 110489    60.0
 5:  1940s  70s     492174 305422    62.1
 6:  1950s  60s     765293 395781    51.7
 7:  1960s  50s     756929 291213    38.5
 8:  1970s  40s     706611 210698    29.8
 9:  1980s  30s     784614 176487    22.5
10:  1990s  20s     672919  99524    14.8
11:  2000s  10s      71046  13494    19.0

Those born in 1940s or 1950s decades have a combined 701,203 ballots accepted. By comparison, those born 1980 or afterwards (ages 18 - 39) have a combined 41% of that (701,203total with 289, 505 ballots accepted.  That "youth" or millennial vote in WA is now weighing in at last. As this trend continues, close races should begin to skew more liberal.   GenXrs, those born in the 60s and 70s are  contributing 501,911 votes Please see 'Age by Status' below.  To see my updated and ongoing piece on WWU precinct turnout, see hereWomen are currently out voting men in all but 3 counties. The later balloting is now skewing heavily female. This is another sign that close races should begin to fall to more liberal candidates.  For the state as a whole:

   BallotStatus Female   Male
1:     Accepted 835186 781774 # Ready for tabulation or tabulated
2:     Received  72434  64566 # In the chute
3:     Rejected  10421  11544 # Challenged or Rejected

For our neck of woods (Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan), accepted female votes are ahead of male votes significantly now:

   BallotStatus Female  Male
1:     Accepted  56970 51329
2:     Received   2372  2128
3:     Rejected    554   648

Tables made from rdata.table code with output follow the break. Widescreen is best for viewing especially on a phone.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Matchback 11.05.2019: State and local counties


Summary:

Exactly 1,302,562 ballots have been 'Accepted' or 'Received' in last night's (11/05/2019) statewide matchback Another 
15,487 have been rejected or 'challenged'.  The WA SoS  total  for this is 1,315,081  'Ballots Received' for a turnout of  29.2%. This statewide total is  ~88% of the approximately 1.5M votes received for each of the 2015 and 2017  ('off year') general elections.  344,769 of these ballots are "on hand" and yet to be tabulated. It should be noted that the Election Results page for GE 2019 will now track ballot counts as the Ballot Statistics page will not be updated until certification. To see my piece on projected ballot totals for this election please see here


Understanding ballot processing this time of year is complicated and Same Day Registration has increased that complexity. [Link to blog post coming here]

The current vote is dominated by those born in the 1940s or 1950s (now ages 60 - 79). These two decades have a combined 582,446 ballots accepted. By comparison, those born 1980 or afterwards (ages 18 - 39) have a combined 33% of that (
582,446total with 191,373 ballots accepted.  That "youth" or millennial vote in WA still has not yet to compete with the pre-war and boomer votes in this general election.   GenXrs, those born in the 60s and 70s are  contributing 358,867 votes.  But keep in mind this amazing statistic: Those born in the 1930s (98,188 voted) are currently outvoting those born in the 1980s(65,939 voted). Say what you will about the older vote: Pre-wars and boomers vote like their lives depend upon it.   Please see 'Age by Status' below.  To see my updated and ongoing piece on WWU precinct turnout, see here.


Women are currently out voting men in all but 5 counties.  I am reminded that I noticed a strong male registration trend in July 2018. For the state as a whole:



   BallotStatus Female   Male
1:     Accepted 638587 605701 # Ready for tabulation
2:     Received  27832  25134 # In the chute
3:     Rejected   7225   8113 # Challenged or Rejected

For our neck of woods (Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan), accepted female votes are ahead of male votes:

   BallotStatus Female  Male
1:     Accepted  45855 41717
2:     Received    285   264
3:     Rejected    409   467

Tables made from rdata.table code with output follow the break. Widescreen is best for viewing especially on a phone.

Precinct Return Totals for Whtacom 11.05.2019 results.

Below the break is return information from last night's (11.05.2019) 7:20 PM matchback from Whatcom County merged with Cantwell/Hutchison GE2018 returns plus my lca based predictorsLast nights low turnout (33.6%) resulted in significant Republican leads in District 4, District 5, County Executive, Sheriff and Assessor. 13K ballots are in the hopper. More will arrive today from those mailed yesterday or before and probably from remote county drop boxes.  There are no candidate precinct totals for individual races as of 6:15 AM this morning.  However, (as of 11/5) turnout for those precincts that voted for Susan Hutchison in GE2018 exceeds turnout for precincts that voted for Maria Cantwell in  GE2018.

t3[SusanHutchison > MariaCantwell,.(Voted=fsum(Accepted.Received),Registered=fsum(PrecinctTotal),Turnout=round(fsum(Accepted.Received)/fsum(PrecinctTotal),3) * 100 )]
   Voted Registered Turnout
   16371      53333    30.7

 t3[SusanHutchison < MariaCantwell,.(Voted=fsum(Accepted.Received),Registered=fsum(PrecinctTotal),Turnout=round(fsum(Accepted.Received)/fsum(PrecinctTotal),3) * 100 )]
Voted Registered Turnout

 25963      92986    27.9

More data below the break.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Matchback 11.04.2019: State and local counties

Summary:

Exactly 975,219 ballots have been 'Accepted' or 'Received' in tonight's (11/04/2019) statewide matchback Another 
11,409 have been rejected or 'challenged'.  The WA SoS  total  for this is 984,433  'Ballots Received' for a turnout of  21.9%. This statewide total is  ~66% of the approximately 1.5M votes received for each of the 2015 and 2017  ('off year') general elections. To see my piece on projected ballot totals for this election please see here

The current vote is dominated by those born in the 1940s or 1950s (now ages 60 - 79). These two decades have a combined 459,317 ballots accepted. By comparison, those born 1980 or afterwards (ages 18 - 39) have a combined 29% of that (
459,317total with 131,903 ballots accepted.  That "youth" or millennial vote in WA still has not yet to compete with the pre-war and boomer votes in this general election.   GenXrs, those born in the 60s and 70s are  contributing 252,007 votes.  But keep in mind this amazing statistic: Those born in the 1930s (82,161 voted) are currently outvoting those born in the 1980s(79,844 voted). Say what you will about the older vote: Pre-wars and boomers vote like their lives depend upon it.   Please see 'Age by Status' below.  To see my updated and ongoing piece on WWU precinct turnout, see here.


Women are currently out voting men in all but 10 counties.  I am reminded that I noticed a strong male registration trend in July 2018. For the state as a whole:



   BallotStatus Female   Male
1:     Accepted 476533 460490 # Ready for tabulation
2:     Received  18122  16203 # In the chute
3:     Rejected   5292   5984 # Challenged or Rejected

For our neck of woods (Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan), accepted female votes are ahead of male votes:

   BallotStatus Female  Male
1:     Accepted  33121 30600
2:     Received     62    57
3:     Rejected    312   340

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