Kendall Le Van Hodson
Chief of Staff
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Recent news releases
King County Elections, King County Library System, and Councilmember Upthegrove Open New Ballot Drop Box at Kent Panther Lake Library
King County Elections (KCE), King County Library System (KCLS), and Councilmember Dave Upthegrove celebrated a ballot drop box opening at the Kent Panther Lake Library today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The celebration took place on the same day that drop boxes across King County opened for ballots.
King County Elections Mails Primary Ballots to More Than 1.4 Million Voters
King County Elections (KCE) mailed out over 1.4 million ballots to registered voters across King County today for the 2021 Primary election. KCE is projecting 40% turnout for this election. In 2019, the Primary saw a final turnout of 35% and 2017 reached 34%.
King County Elections and Seattle Foundation Award Nearly $1 million in Grants to Reduce Barriers to Voting Among Marginalized Communities
King County Elections (KCE) and the Seattle Foundation announce the recipients of $990,000 in grants for voter engagement and education work in marginalized and underrepresented communities. A total of 30 organizations were selected out of 62 applicants for the Voter Education Fund’s next two-year cycle.
King County breaks record for most candidates filed for local office
The full list of candidates running for office in 2021 is now available online.
Candidate filing starts on Monday
The candidate filing week for 2021 begins on Monday, May 17 and closes on Friday, May 21. The deadline to withdraw one's candidacy is Monday, May 24.