Monday, October 27, is the last day for in-person voter registration for citizens who are not registered to vote in Washington. Citizens must register in-person either at King County Elections’ Renton or Seattle offices by 4:30 p.m. The deadline to register online or by mail has passed.
King County votes by mail, which means that registered voters receive their ballots and pamphlets through the mail. Ballots are mailed 20 days prior to the election and earlier to military and overseas voters.
All registered voters in King County will receive a ballot. There are five statewide measures (three initiatives and two advisory votes). There are also 10 measures from various local jurisdictions.
Return your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service, using a first class stamp, or at a ballot drop box.
You can get a replacement ballot or replacement envelope. You can also check the Voter Guide to verify that you are registered to vote in King County and are eligible to vote in the upcoming election.
King County Elections Tips for Voting:
• Read the ballot, envelope and voters’ pamphlet carefully.
• Use a black ink pen to fill out your ballot.
• Only those races for which you voted will be counted, and your ballot will be processed even if you don’t vote for each race.
• Remove and recycle the stub at the top of the ballot.
• Sign the declaration on the back of the return envelope.
• Do not put multiple ballots in one envelope.
• The security envelope is not required. Whether or not you use the security envelope, your ballot will be processed and counted with other ballots.
• Don’t wait until the last minute to contact King County Elections; there can be long lines at the Voter Service Center on Election Day. Questions? Call 206-296-VOTE (8683)
The King County elections office has a live webcam page featuring four webcams that show different stages of the ballot processing areas, as well as the Election Service Center.
Campaign Records Open for Public Inspection
Campaign finance records for the campaigns appearing on the City of Seattle’s portion of the November ballot will also be available for public inspection every weekday beginning Monday, October 27 through Monday, November 3. Records will not be available on Saturday or Sunday, November 1 or 2.
Copies of all City campaign finance disclosure reports, as well as summaries of the data in the reports, are available on the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission web site at http://www.seattle.gov/elections.
The Seattle Voters Pamphlet with links to the Video Voters Guide can be found here: http://www2.seattle.gov/ethics/votersguide.asp.
The locations at which the books of accounts and copies of campaign finance disclosure reports will be available for public inspection are below. Records will be available for the two-hour time period specified on Monday, October 27, and by appointment only, at a mutually agreed upon time, during the subsequent days of the public inspection period.
Propositions 1A and 1B – Early Learning Programs and Providers
Yes for Early Success (Yes on 1A)
Starbucks at 328 15th Ave E
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Quality Pre-K for Our Kids (Yes on 1B)
119 1st Avenue South, Suite 320
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
NOTE: Two other measures—Seattle Citizen Petition No. 1 and Seattle Transportation Benefit District Proposition No. 1—are on the ballot this November. The participating committees have voluntarily posted their campaign disclosure information on the SEEC website www.seattle.gov/elections, but are not subject to the City’s elections code. Contact those campaigns directly to schedule a time for public inspection.