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King County Elections Opens 10 New Drop Boxes for Primary Election

Summary

King County Elections is opening 10 new drop boxes in time for the August Primary Election, for a total of 53 available drop boxes. Ballots were mailed today to nearly 1.3 million registered voters.

Story

King County Elections is opening 10 more permanent drop boxes in time for the August 1 Primary Election. The new drop boxes are part of the department’s ongoing effort to increase voter access across King County. Several of the new ballot drop-off locations are getting a drop box for the first time, including the Central District in Seattle, Fall City, Kenmore, Mercer Island, Newcastle and Tukwila. 

King County Elections today mailed ballots to nearly 1.3 million registered voters for the August Primary Election. This Primary Election includes candidates for state and local offices as well as four ballot measures. The department projects 38 percent voter turnout.

 “This is an important local election year in King County, with a record number of people running for office,” said Julie Wise, Director of King County Elections. “In a Primary, only the top two candidates in a race advance to the General Election. This is your opportunity to choose the candidates you want to see move forward.”  

Ballots can be returned through the US Postal Service, which requires a first class stamp, or they may be returned to any of the 53 ballot drop boxes open for this election. Ballots must be postmarked by August 1 or returned to a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day. 

In-person voter registration deadline July 24

King County citizens not currently registered to vote in Washington can register in person through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 24 at the King County Elections office in Renton or at the Voter Registration Annex downtown.

Questions?

Voters who don’t receive a ballot by July 17 or who have questions should call King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683).

New Ballot Drop Box Locations

  1. Fall City Library, 33415 SE 42nd Pl, 98024
  2. Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE, 98028
  3. Hobart Food Market, 20250 276th Ave SE, 98038
  4. Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St, 98040
  5. Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, 98168
  6. Boulevard Park Library, 12015 Roseberg Ave S, 98168
  7. Garfield Community Center, 2323 E Cherry St, 98122
  8. Magnolia Park, 1461 Magnolia Blvd W, 98199
  9. Rainer Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave S, 98118
  10. Newcastle City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, 98056

Quotes

This is an important local election year in King County, with a record number of people running for office. In a Primary, only the top two candidates in a race advance to the General Election. This is your opportunity to choose the candidates you want to see move forward.

Julie Wise, Director of King County Elections

Media contact

Kafia Hosh
206-477-4111
Kafia.Hosh@kingcounty.gov

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