Ballots for Feb 12 Special Election have been mailed

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

King County Elections has mailed ballots to about 560,000 registered King county voters for the February 12 special election. The department estimates a 34 percent voter turnout rate.

This special election includes propositions from the Seattle and Renton public school districts. 

Locally, Lake Forest Park and Kenmore voters will have a proposition from Northshore Fire aka King County Fire Protection District No. 16 Proposition No. 1. Benefit Charge Continuation

“We had record-breaking voter turnout in November, but local elections matter too,” said Julie Wise, Director of King County Elections. “This special election will have a direct impact on our communities, so it’s important to vote and return your ballot early.”

Ballots include pre-paid postage so voters do not need a stamp to return their ballots through the mail. Voters can also deposit their ballots into one of 40 ballot drop boxes open for this election. Ballots must be postmarked by February 12 or returned to a drop box by 8pm Election Day.

In-person voter registration deadline Feb. 4

King County citizens not currently registered to vote in Washington can register in person through Monday, February 4. Registration is available from 8:30am to 4:30pm at the at the King County Elections office in Renton and from 8:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 4:30pm at the Elections Annex downtown.


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