The General Election is quickly approaching with ballots due to drop boxes by 8 p.m. sharp or postmarked by Tuesday, November 2. The deadline to register to vote online or by mail (received, not postmarked) is Monday, October 25.
After the deadline has passed, voters can still register to vote, update their registration or signature, receive a replacement ballot, or use an assistive device at one of King County’s six Vote Center locations or the Student Engagement Hub at the University of Washington’s Husky Union Building until 8 p.m. on Election Day. Students at the University of Washington Bothell Campus can print a replacement ballot at the Activities and Recreation Center.
All voters should have received their ballot by Monday, October 25. Those who have not received their ballot or misplaced it should request one online or give King County Elections a call at 206-296-VOTE (8683) during business hours. Registered voters can also download and print their ballot online through the accessible online ballot marking program.
Voters may opt to receive their ballot and voting materials in Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese and King County Elections provides customer service in over twenty languages.
“Local elections have such a lasting impact on our communities and it’s so important that we all speak up and turn out in this election. King County voters are weighing in on 332 offices and 15 ballot measures in this election. Your vote is just one tool in the toolbox of democracy but it’s a meaningful one. I hope all those eligible to vote in King County join me in doing so by November 2,” stated Julie Wise, Director of Elections.
To be eligible to vote, you must be:
A citizen of the United States
A legal resident of Washington State
At least 18 years old by Election Day
Not under the authority of the Department of Corrections
Not disqualified from voting due to a court order
King County Elections (KCE) conducts accurate, secure, and accessible elections for King County’s 191 jurisdictions. Led by Director Julie Wise, KCE is a nationally recognized leader in the elections community for its innovations in technology, accessible voting, and community outreach.