Heidi Eisenhour won the majority vote in 37 of Jefferson County's 39 precincts in the race for the District 1 seat on the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners, according to an analysis of …
Heidi Eisenhour won the majority vote in 37 of Jefferson County's 39 precincts in the race for the District 1 seat on the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners, according to an analysis of unofficial precinct returns in the 2020 General Election.
Lorna Smith won the majority vote in just one precinct.
Smith also won her home precinct, Discovery Bay, but not by a majority and with just one vote.
Smith picked up 321 votes to Eisenhour's 320 votes in Discovery Bay, according to the unofficial tally Wednesday afternoon. It was a plurality win for Smith; she had 49.4 percent of the vote, and Eisenhour had 49.3 percent. There were eight write-in ballots cast in Discovery Bay.
In the countywide vote, Eisenhour won 57.98 percent of all ballots cast, while Smith finished with 39.79 percent, according to the second vote tally Wednesday.
Write-in ballots were 2.22 percent of the vote.
Eisenhour led from the gate.
On Election Night, she had 58.04 percent of the vote, and 10,164 votes.
In Wednesday's updated tally, another 1,246 ballots in the race were counted, and most went Eisenhour's way.
Eisenhour picked up another 712 votes in the updated tally, while Smith got 465.
A review of unofficial precinct returns shows Eisenhour dominated in the county's largest precincts.
Eisenhour won 18 of 19 precincts in Jefferson County that have more than 500 registered voters.
Smith won one; her home precinct of Discovery Bay.
Eisenhour won her home precinct of Hadlock by a landslide, amassing 61.5 percent of all ballots cast.
Out of the county's 39 precincts, Eisenhour won 13 precincts with 60 percent or more of the vote.
Eisenhour did best in the precinct of Port Ludlow III, with a whopping 68.7 percent of the vote.
She did next best in Queets, with 67.5 percent.
Eisenhour also found landslide support of 60 percent or better in five of 11 precincts in Port Townsend.
In Port Townsend's 710 precinct, she won 64.3 percent of all ballots cast.
Strong support in Port Townsend also came in the precincts of PT 703 (63.9 percent); PT 702 (63.1 percent); PT 704 (62 percent);
and PT 701 (61.8 percent).
Eisenhour also found broad support in the precincts of South Jacob (63 percent); Chimacum II (61.6 percent); Port Ludlow (60.8 percent); and Port Ludlow IV (61.2 percent).
Total turnout for the 2020 General Election was pegged at 80.12 percent Wednesday.
A total of 22,194 ballots have been counted so far from the county's 27,701 registered voters.
Not everyone who cast ballots voted in the District 1 commissioner's race.
A total of 3,435 Jefferson County residents submitted ballots that did not include a choice in the contest.
That represents 15.4 percent of all ballots counted through Wednesday.