New location for downtown ballot drop box and volunteer to be a Ballot Drop Box Closer on August 2

By Julie Wise, Director, King County Elections

It is time for another Primary election! Last week, King County Elections mailed out ballots to our 1.4 million registered voters. If you haven’t seen your ballot arrive in your mailbox yet, give our team a call at 206-296-VOTE (8683). We are here to help!

Election Day is August 2, and you can return your ballot by mail or to one of our 76 secure drop box locations across the County. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Election Day – no stamp needed! And ballots returned by drop box must be deposited by 8 p.m. sharp on August 2. Ballots cannot be accepted through interoffice mail.

For those who work in the downtown Seattle area, please note that the ballot drop box that was located at the Administration Building has been moved to the corner of 2nd Ave S. and S. King Street, in front of the Kingdome Deli. This move has long been in the works as a location that provides Pioneer Square with more direct access to a ballot drop box, as well as being close to a variety of transit options. You can find all 76 drop box locations here.

Volunteers needed

Speaking of drop boxes, I hope you’ll consider joining us on Election Day as a Ballot Drop Box Volunteer! Volunteers are paired with Elections staff to provide last-minute assistance to our voters out at drop boxes, ensure boxes are closed promptly at 8 p.m., and hand out I Voted stickers to happy voters. No experience necessary – we’ll provide all the training you need! Learn more and sign up today.

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