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King County Elections

King County Elections
919 Southwest Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057-2906

206-296-VOTE (8683)
TTY: Relay: 711
FAX: 206-296-0108

Weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

About King County Elections

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King County Elections

919 Southwest Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057-2906
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Weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Our organization

King County has about 1.2 million registered voters, a number that continues to grow each month. In February 2009, Elections conducted the first all-mail countywide election, establishing King County as the largest jurisdiction to conduct all elections by mail.

Led by Sherril Huff, King County Elections is staffed by approximately 70 dedicated and hard working full time employees who have a strong sense of pride and commitment to the work they do. Working in collaboration with the Executive and Council, Elections has continually worked to establish open and transparent processes and since 2004 has implemented more than 300 reforms. Learn more.

Mission statement

With integrity and a commitment to innovation, we provide all citizens the opportunity to participate in and protect the democratic process.

Guiding principles

At King County Elections we PLEDGE that we will:

  • P lan ahead and continuously improve our efficiency and our effectiveness;
  • L isten and learn from the public and each other to facilitate open and timely communication;
  • E ducate the public and each other about election processes;
  • D edicate ourselves to democracy by conducting fair and impartial elections;
  • G uide each other to fulfill our mission with excellence;
  • E ncourage everyone’s contribution for the success of our team.

About King County

Located on Puget Sound in Washington State, and covering 2,134 square miles, King County is nearly twice as large as the average county in the United States. With more than 1.8 million people, it also ranks as the 14th most populous county in the nation.

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Take a self-guided tour of Elections

The viewing loop in our Renton headquarters lets visitors watch the election process in action.

  Dates open: the Monday after ballots are mailed until certification day 
  Time open: weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended hours on election days
  Reservations: not necessary for this self-guided tour
 Download the tour map

Elections usually take place in February, April, August and November. We recommend visiting a few days after the loop opens when more ballots are arriving and activity increases. 

For more information or for tours outside of election season, call 206-296-VOTE (8683).

You can always enjoy a virtual tour of elections by watching our video.


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