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Recent news releases


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%.


King County Elections Certifies Recall Petition for Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant and Prepares for December Recall Election
King County Elections (KCE) certified the recall petition filed earlier this year against Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant. 10,687 valid signatures from Seattle City Council District 3 registered voters were required to send the recall issue to voters. Petitioners submitted over 16,000 signatures to be verified in early September.


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.


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