Cast your vote early, make your voice heard

Dear Colleagues,

Voting plays a critical role in our democracy and our dedicated staff at King County Elections work tirelessly to ensure we have secure, accessible and accurate elections. This general election, we’re projecting a record-breaking 90% voter turnout. This is exciting! It also means we expect as many as 450,000 ballots returned through drop boxes on Nov. 3 alone. Beat traffic, avoid lines and ensure your voice is heard by making a vote plan and returning your ballot early.

Make a plan! Last week we mailed out ballots to nearly 1.4 million registered King County voters. If you haven’t received your ballot by Oct, 19, you can print a replacement ballot here. If you still need to register to vote, visit VoteWa.gov—yes, there’s still time! Once you’ve received your ballot and voted, there are three ways to return your ballot:  

  1. At a ballot drop box. Find your nearest ballot drop box—no stamp needed! King County’s 73 drop boxes opened last week. Boxes are now open 24/7 up until Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. sharp.
  2. By mail. We recommend dropping your ballot in the mail by the Friday before Election Day to make sure it gets postmarked in time to be counted. Your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day. Please do not send your ballot through interoffice mail.
  3. At one of our accessible Vote Centers. This year we will be in seven locations: Elections HQ in Renton, CenturyLink Field Event Center, the Dempsey Indoor Center on the UW Campus in Seattle, Bellevue College, Showare Center in Kent, the Federal Way Performing Arts Center and Kenmore City Hall.

Track your ballot by using the My Voter Information tool and make sure your vote was counted.

Spread the word! Feel free to share on social media! Get the word out and encourage others to fulfill their civic duty by voting, too! Tag and follow us @kcelections on TwitterFacebookInstagram. Hashtags: #Hit90 #KingCountyVotes #GOTV #VoteWa. You can also access our Social Media Toolkit for posts and images.

As always, contact us with any questions or concerns you have. Email us at elections@kingcounty.gov or give us a call at 206-296-VOTE (8683).

Wishing everyone a safe and happy elections season! Let’s #Hit90!