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Allen picks up one more vote in Langley council race

Only one additional ballot has been counted in the three-way race for Position 4 on the Langley City Council.

Island County election workers released a new vote tally late Tuesday, and Bruce Allen picked up a single additional vote in his Primary Election race against Thomas Gill and Jonathon Moses for a place on the November ballot.

Gill remains in front, with 158 votes and 35 percent of all votes cast. Allen's total now stands at 148 votes, good for second place (33 percent), while Moses has amassed 142 votes (31.7 percent).

Gill and Allen will advance to the General Election.

The result remains unchanged in the other three-way race for the Langley council. Jim Sundberg has 221 votes (45 percent) for Position 3 on the council, and will square off in November against Robin Adams, who has 153 votes (31 percent). Kathleen Waters picked up 115 votes (23 percent) in the Aug. 16 primary.

Proposition 1 — the proposal to change Langley's form of government and abandon the position of an elected mayor — was the most popular item on the ballot for voters. Prop. 1 fell to a stunning defeat with a 76-percent "no" vote, and more voters in the Village by the Sea weighed in on the Prop. 1 question than on either council race.

A total of 520 votes were cast on Prop. 1; 489 were cast in the Position 3 race, and 448 cast in the Position 4 race.

Based on the Prop. 1 vote and the number of registered voters in Langley, the Record estimates Langley's turnout in the Primary Election at 58 percent.

Countywide, a total of 8,748 ballots were counted in the primary, and county election officials estimate overall turnout at 40.4 percent.

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