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County Council approves new ballot drop off boxes in District 3


New election ballot drop boxes approved by the King County Council will make it easier for voters in East King County to cast their ballots in future elections.


The Metropolitan King County Council today approved a plan from the Department of Elections to place ballot drop-off boxes in neighborhoods throughout Council District 3 to increase access to voting.

“I’m really glad that we can add ballot dropboxes. Voters have been asking for more of them. The dropboxes are a great way to ensure that someone’s ballot gets in on time and the extra security they offer is reassuring,” said Councilmember Kathy Lambert. “We had to cut dropbox locations during the economic downturn and it’s great to now be adding them instead. Voting early is the best way to ensure that your ballot doesn’t arrive late.”

Those new locations are:

  • Redmond City Hall
  • Woodinville Library
  • Issaquah City Hall
  • Sammamish City Hall
  • Snoqualmie Library

With the transition to vote by mail, the Council requested a plan from the Department of Elections to increase the return of ballots by voters. These locations are part of the 43 drop box sites selected as part of the requested plan.

All of these locations will be in place for the November general election.

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