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2013 News Releases

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Dec. 9
King County recount results will be final tomorrow
King County Elections has finished work today on the manual recounts for SeaTac Proposition No. 1 and Auburn City Council Position No. 6, but the data entry required to post results will not be completed until tomorrow. Certified results will be issued tomorrow by 4:30 p.m. after the Canvassing Board meeting. 
Nov. 6
King County Elections to issue two results reports today
As of this morning, King County Elections had received about 517,000 ballots for the November 5, General Election, with more than 100,000 arriving in today’s mail. The Elections Department will issue a first set of results at 4:30 p.m. as planned, along with a second set of results at 8:30 p.m. 
Nov. 5
Voters face election day deadline; initial election results to be posted about 8:15 p.m.
With the general election counting down the hours, voters have until 8 p.m. to return their ballots to a drop box, scheduled drop van or accessible voting center. Mailed ballots must be postmarked today, general election day. 
Oct. 16
Count yourself in during this election; Watch your mailbox for general election ballots
Ballots and voters’ pamphlets for the Nov. 5 general election will arrive in mailboxes throughout King County this week. King County Elections will mail nearly 1.2 million ballots on October 16. Voters’ pamphlets are mailed separately by bulk mail and may arrive on a different day than ballots. 
July 16
Check your mailbox for primary election ballots; County adds more ballot drop-off locations
Ballots and voters’ pamphlets for the Aug. 6 primary election will arrive in mailboxes throughout King County this week. King County Elections will mail nearly 1.2 million ballots on July 17. Voters’ pamphlets are mailed separately by bulk mail and may arrive on a different day than ballots. 
May 9
King County Elections to conduct recall election
Voters in the city of Pacific will have an opportunity to vote in a recall election for the position of mayor on June 25. 
April 2
Voters should watch for ballots in the mail this week
A major study released this week by the PEW Charitable Trusts rated Washington State as one of the best states at election administration. For voters, that means availability of online voter registration, high voting technology accuracy and high voter turnouts, among other benefits. 
Feb. 7
Washington top-rated top in election administration
A major study released this week by the PEW Charitable Trusts rated Washington State as one of the best states at election administration. For voters, that means availability of online voter registration, high voting technology accuracy and high voter turnouts, among other benefits. 
Jan. 22
Seattle voters should watch for ballots in the mail this week
A key deadline is coming up for King County voters in the following districts to register to vote in the Feb. 12, 2013 Special Election:  

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Kim van Ekstrom
Chief Communications Officer
206-477-4100
Kim.vanEkstrom@kingcounty.gov

Barbara Ramey
Communications Specialist
206-296-2796
Barbara.Ramey@kingcounty.gov

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