Unlike all other Washington State elections, Presidential Primary voters are required by law to declare a party when voting. Everyone must check a box for either Democrat or Republican, sign the declaration and make sure that their candidate selection matches their party declaration on the envelope in order for their vote to be counted in this election. Ballots can be returned any time after they are received and are due no later than 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24.
The turnout for King County is forecast at 32 percent.
Who is on the ballot?
- Republicans Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Donald Trump
- Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders
Options for returning ballots
Mailed ballots need a first-class stamp. Voters also have several locations to return ballots without a stamp by 8 p.m. on May 24, including drop box locations, scheduled ballot drop-off vans and accessible voting centers.
In-person voter registration deadline
Citizens not yet registered to vote in Washington state have until May 16 at 4:30 p.m. to register in person at King County Elections offices to vote in the May 24 Presidential Primary Election:
Voters who don’t receive a ballot by Monday, May 9, or who have questions, should call King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683).