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Kendall Le Van Hodson
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Recent news releases


King County breaks record for most candidates filed for local office
The full list of candidates running for office in 2021 is now available online.


Candidate filing starts on Monday
The candidate filing week for 2021 begins on Monday, May 17 and closes on Friday, May 21. The deadline to withdraw one's candidacy is Monday, May 24.


April Special Election Logic & Accuracy Test Tomorrow
King County Elections will perform the county's official logic and accuracy testing on ballot counting and processing equipment at 1 p.m. tomorrow, April 13, at the King County Elections office, 919 SW Grady Way in Renton.


King County Elections and Seattle Foundation to Commit $950,000 in Grants to Break Down Barriers to Voting Among Historically Excluded Communities
Part of the Voter Education Fund, grants will go to over 30 selected organizations to support voter education efforts and increase civic engagement.


King County Elections Certifies Mandatory Hand Recount for Washington’s 5th Legislative District Seat
Upon completing the recount, state Senate candidate Mark Mullet has 58 more votes than candidate Ingrid Anderson. Prior to the recount, there was a 57-ballot difference.


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