Don’t forget to vote!

Dear Colleagues,

It’s election time! You should have received your ballot for the November 6, 2018 General Election. If you haven’t, make sure to get a replacement ballot online or call 206-296-VOTE.

I know that voting can be stressful, even downright intimidating with all the instructions and information. Here’s the good news. You’re not going to do it wrong. Whether you use a pink glitter pen, forget to use the security sleeve, make a mistake or skip some races, no problem – we’ve got you covered. We can securely count your ballot regardless of ink color, corrections or security sleeves. So, while you might feel stress about your decisions on candidates and ballot measures, you absolutely should not feel stress about the process, including how you return your ballot. It’s easier than ever with 66 ballot drop boxes across the county AND prepaid postage! That’s right, you no longer need a stamp to vote.

Well, honestly, I guess there is one thing you can do wrong and that is to not vote. Midterm elections are critical. There are so many important issues and races on the ballot this year, from statewide initiatives to congressional seats to your local state legislators. These are the decisions that will determine the direction of our community, state and nation in the years to come. So please vote and encourage your friends, family and neighbors to let their voice be heard and vote.

To learn more about what’s on your specific ballot, see your voting history and registration information, or to track your ballot, check out our new My Voter Information application. Questions? You can always call us at 206-296-VOTE (8683). You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and our blog to get the latest on King County Elections.

Thanks and happy voting!