Updated results for the Aug. 1 primary election showed no appreciable change from the first round of ballot counting, according to information provided by the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office. With about 25 ballots left to count, results as of Friday (Aug. 11):
• The proposed annexation of the Town of Twisp to Okanogan County Fire District 6 was overwhelmingly approved by both town and district residents. Within the town, the vote was 248 yes votes (86%) to 40 no votes (14%). Fire district residents were approving the annexation by 1,765 yes votes (92%) to 145 no votes (8%). Each of the jurisdictions has to independently approve of the annexation for it to pass.
• The renewal of an excess levy was handily approved by voters in Okanogan and Douglas Counties Hospital District No. 1 (Three Rivers Hospital), with 2,162 (73%) yes votes and 812 (27%) no votes.
• Methow Valley School Board incumbent Frank Kline and challenger Mike Liu moved on to the Nov. 7 general election for a seat on the board. Kline drew 1,378 votes (62%), and Liu drew 643 votes (29%). A third candidate, JT Sawyer, drew 9% and was eliminated from the race.