SEATTLE — Only 43 votes separated approval or rejection of the SeaTac $15 minimum wage proposal as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the latest vote totals released.
SeaTac’s Proposition 1 requiring at least a $15 minimum wage for airport workers and airport-related businesses was winning 54-46% on Election Night, but since then the vote has continually narrowed. King County Elections’ 4:30 p.m. Tuesday vote count showed the issue was virtually tied at 50%, with only 43 votes separating the two sides — 2,683 yes votes and 2,640 no votes.
King County Elections said its next vote count would be released at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Ballots will continued to be counted and then certified Nov. 26.
Opponents said if they do lose, they won’t rule out a challenge and the issue could end up in a courtroom.