Kendall Le Van Hodson
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Recent news releases
King County Elections Certifies November General Election, Plans for Recounts
King County Elections (KCE) certified the 2021 November General election on Tuesday, November 23. Over 616,000 voters returned their ballots, marking a countywide turnout of 44%. This turnout is in line with previous odd year elections with 2019’s turnout hitting 49% and 2017’s turnout of 43%.
King County Elections Mails Ballots for December Recall Election
King County Elections (KCE) mailed ballots to over 76,000 registered voters in Seattle City Council District 3 for the December 7 recall election. Only voters registered in Seattle City Council District 3 are eligible to vote in this election. They will be weighing in on the question of whether to recall City Councilmember Kshama Sawant.
Vote Center at Lumen Field Event Center and Five Other Locations to Open Saturday, October 30 for General Election
King County Elections will open six Vote Center locations to register voters, issue replacement ballots, and provide assistive voting devices for those with disabilities at Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle and other locations throughout King County.
Online and mail voter registration deadline for General election– Monday, October 25
The General Election is quickly approaching with ballots due to drop boxes by 8 p.m. sharp or postmarked by Tuesday, November 2. The deadline to register to vote online or by mail (received, not postmarked) is Monday, October 25.
King County Elections Mails General Election Ballots
King County Elections (KCE) mailed out nearly 1.4 million ballots to registered voters across King County today for the 2021 General election. KCE is projecting 46% turnout for this election. In 2019, the General saw a final turnout of 49% and 2017 reached 43%.