Spokane County to Recount Votes for Two Primary Races

Aug 17, 2021

Spokane City Council Candidates Naghmana Sherazi and Luc Jasmin are separated in the race for the Northeast seat by just four votes.
Credit Courtesy of Luc Jasmin and Naghmana Sherazi

Two Spokane County races will be recounted next week due to a close margin in a Spokane City Council Race and a tie for second place in the town of Rockford.

The Spokane County election results were verified Tuesday. In the final count Jonathan Bingle came in first in the race for the Northeast Spokane City Council District, and candidate Naghmana Sherazi came in second.

Candidate Luc Jasmin however, was only four votes behind Sherazi, which triggered a recount for that race.

Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton said it should take her office about a day, or a day and a half to conduct the recount.

“We’ve got less than 4,000 ballots in total that are going to have to be recounted, so that shouldn’t take us very long.”

Dalton said its unusual to have two races close enough to be recounted in primary, but said recounts have happened before.

She said she hopes to have the results by next Tuesday evening.