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Recent news releases


King County Mails Ballots to Nearly 1.4 Million Voters, Launches Ballot Alerts
King County Elections (KCE) mailed out nearly 1.4 million ballots to registered voters across King County today for this year’s General Election. KCE also announced the launch of ballot alerts - text and email notifications that alert voters as their ballot makes its way through the process.


ADVISORY: Elections Director Wise and Executive Constantine Host Press Conference to Kick Off Voting in 2022 Midterm Election
King County Elections (KCE) Director Julie Wise and King County Executive Dow Constantine will hold a joint press conference to highlight what voters need to know to confidently cast their ballot and election security measures on Wednesday, October 19.


King County Elections Nationally Recognized as Leaders in Election Transparency and Efficiency
King County Elections (KCE) was honored by the Election Center, the National Association of Election Officials, with two awards in the organization’s annual Professional Practice Paper Awards for 2022.


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.


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