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Watch your mailbox for Special Election ballots

Summary

King County Elections today mailed ballots for the February 12 special election.

Story

King County Elections today mailed ballots to about 560,000 registered voters for the February 12 special election. The department estimates a 34 percent voter turnout rate.

This special election includes propositions from the Seattle and Renton public school districts. 

“We had record-breaking voter turnout in November, but local elections matter too,” said Julie Wise, Director of King County Elections. “This special election will have a direct impact on our communities, so it’s important to vote and return your ballot early.”

Ballots include pre-paid postage so voters do not need a stamp to return their ballots through the mail. Voters can also deposit their ballots into one of 40 ballot drop boxes open for this election. Ballots must be postmarked by February 12 or returned to a drop box by 8 p.m. Election Day.

 

In-person voter registration deadline Feb. 4

King County citizens not currently registered to vote in Washington can register in person through Monday, February 4. Registration is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the  at the King County Elections office in Renton and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to  4:30 p.m. at the Elections Annex downtown.

Questions?

Voters who don’t receive a ballot by January 28 or who have questions should call King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683).

Quotes

We had record-breaking voter turnout in November, but local elections matter too.This special election will have a direct impact on our communities, so it’s important to vote and return your ballot early.

Julie Wise, Director of King County Elections

Media contact

Kafia Hosh
206-477-4111
kafia.hosh@kingcounty.gov

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