Watch your mailbox for Presidential Primary ballot

Thursday, February 20, 2020

King County Elections mailed ballots February 19, to over 1.35 million registered voters for the March 10 Presidential Primary.

Any voter who has not received their ballot by Monday, February 24 should call King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683).

The Secretary of State mailed voters' pamphlets last week.

This Presidential Primary will mark the first time in the last four years that voters need to declare a party preference to participate. 

While Washington voters do not register by party, voters across the state will have to pick a party, check the box, and vote for one candidate from the party they selected.

This party preference will remain on the voter rolls for 60 days before being expunged and is publicly disclosable information, per state law.

King County Elections is projecting 40% turnout for the Presidential Primary.

There is only one candidate on the Republican ballot.

On the Democratic ballot are a number of candidates who have already suspended their campaigns: Michael Bennet, Cory Booker, John Delaney, Deval Patrick, and Andrew Yang.


Anonymous,  February 21, 2020 at 3:47 PM  

Can someone explain to me why my party affiliation and my signature need to be indicated on the outer envelope and thus visible to the general public?

DKH February 21, 2020 at 10:05 PM  

I assume it is so they can sort them by party without opening the envelope, taking the ballot out of the inner envelope, unfolding the ballot, and looking to see which column the mark is in. That's my answer - I'll check with KC elections to see what their answer is.

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