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Recent news releases


King County Elections Announces Special Filing Period for Select Offices
King County Elections will hold a special candidate filing period for those offices that drew no candidates during the regular filing period in May 2021.


Online and mail voter registration deadline -- Monday, July 26 for Primary Election
Those who wish to vote in the August 3 Primary election have until Monday, July 26 to register online or have their mailed registration form received by King County Elections.


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.


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