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Recent news releases
King County Elections Certifies August Primary Election, Plans for Recounts
King County Elections (KCE) certified the 2022 August Primary election on Tuesday, August 16. Just under 550,000 voters returned their ballots, marking a countywide turnout of 39%.
King County Elections to Open Six Vote Centers for the Primary Election
King County Elections will open six Vote Centers to provide in-person assistance to voters across the county. Located in Bellevue, Federal Way, Kenmore, Kent, Renton, and Seattle, Vote Centers will be open Saturday, Monday, and Election Day to help voters get registered and make their voices heard.
King County Elections Calls for Removal of Unauthorized Ballot Drop Box Signs
As voters began to receive their ballots over the weekend, King County Elections began receiving reports of suspicious and intimidating signs placed near ballot drop boxes, warning voters that the drop box is “under surveillance.” Voter intimidation is outlawed at both the state and federal level.
New Ballot Drop Box Now Open at Woodinville City Hall
On Thursday, July 14 King County Elections (KCE), in partnership with the City of Woodinville, opened the 75th drop box location for King County voters at Woodinville City Hall. King County Director of Elections Julie Wise, King County Councilmember Sarah Perry, and Woodinville Mayor Mike Millman gathered to celebrate the new location and officially open the box for the Primary election.
King County Elections Mails Primary Election Ballots
King County Elections (KCE) mailed more than 1.4 million ballots for the August 2, 2022 Primary to registered voters across King County today. KCE is projecting 45% turnout for this election. In 2020, Primary turnout in King County reached 56%. In 2018, voters turned out at 43%.