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Watch your mailbox for Special Election ballots


King County Elections mailed ballots Wednesday, January 20, to about 625,000 registered voters for the February 9 Special Election.


“Every vote is a part of the decision making process that impacts all of us,” said Julie Wise, Director of King County Elections. “It’s important to vote in every election and return your ballot as early as possible.”

King County Elections has forecast a turnout of 31 percent for this election.

On special election ballots

This special election includes propositions from eight school districts:

  • Auburn School District No. 408
  • Federal Way School District Proposition No. 210
  • Fife School District No. 417
  • Mercer Island School District No. 400
  • Renton School District No. 403
  • Seattle School District No. 1
  • Tukwila School District No. 406
  • Vashon Island School District No. 402

Options for returning ballots

Voters should read and follow directions on their ballots, sign the return envelope, and get ballots back before the February 9 election day deadline.

In-person voter registration deadline

Citizens not yet registered to vote in Washington state have until February 1 at 4:30 p.m. to register in person at King County Elections offices to vote in the February 9 Special Election:

  • King County Elections headquarters
  • 919 SW Grady Way
  • Renton, WA 98057
  • Open weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • King County Voter Registration Annex
  • 500 4th Avenue
  • Room 440
  • Seattle, WA 98104
  • Open weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Voters who don’t receive a ballot by January 25 or who have questions should call King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683).


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