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Watch your mailbox for General Election ballots

Summary

King County Elections mailed ballots to about 1.3 million registered voters for the November 8 General Election.

Story

King County Elections mailed nearly 1.3 million ballots to voters via the U.S. Postal Service on October 19. Ballots will arrive soon in mailboxes throughout King County. The County already sent about 24,000 ballots to overseas and service voters to allow extra time for delivery.

“I encourage everyone to vote, and vote early,” said Julie Wise, Director of King County Elections. “This is an important election so make sure your voice is heard.”

Ballots can be returned through the Postal Service, which requires a first class stamp, or they may be returned to any of the 43 ballot drop boxes open for this election. Ballots must be postmarked by November 8 or returned to a ballot drop box by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

King County voters also will begin receiving their voters’ pamphlet in the mail this week. Voters will receive two voters’ pamphlets, a local one from King County and a state one from the Office of the Secretary of State. Voters’ pamphlets are available online, at Seattle and King County libraries, and at the King County Elections office in Renton.

In-person voter registration deadline Oct. 31

King County citizens not currently registered to vote in Washington can register in person through 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31 at the King County Elections office in Renton or through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 31 at the Voter Registration Annex downtown.

Questions?

Voters who don’t receive a ballot by October 24 or who have questions should call King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683).

Quotes

I encourage everyone to vote, and vote early. This is an important election so make sure your voice is heard.

Julie Wise, Director of King County Elections

Media contact

Kendall LeVan Hodson
206-477-4111
kendall.levanhodson@kingcounty.gov

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