Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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The Election Connection: King County Vote by Mail

Important Dates

Dec. 25, 2008
King County Elections closed for the holiday.

Jan. 1, 2009
King County Elections closed for the holiday.

Jan. 2, 2009
County furlough. Office closed.

Jan. 3, 2009
Deadline for mail-in and online voter registrations and address transfers for the Feb. 3 special election.

Jan. 3, 2009
Overseas and military ballots mailed for the February 3 special election.

Jan. 14 - 16, 2009
Mail ballots sent for February 3 special election.

Feb. 3, 2009
Special election. Mail ballots must be postmarked.

Feb. 18, 2009
Special election certified. New elected director takes office.


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The two-year effort of transitioning King County to vote by mail will be put to the test in the Feb. 3, 2009 special election. Preparations are well under way to conduct the Feb. 3 election entirely by mail. An estimated 1.1 million mail ballots are scheduled to be mailed on Jan. 14, 2009.

Voters will be able to experience new features of King County's all mail elections environment in the February election: receiving their ballot by mail, the ability to track their mail ballot packet online, early and accessible voting options, and ballot drop off locations.

Online mail ballot packet tracking
Beginning in the February election, voters will be able to track their ballot packet at three points as it is processed by our office. Visit for more information.

  • Track point #1 – Your ballot packet was assembled and delivered to the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Track point #2 – Your returned ballot packet was received by King County.
  • Track point #3 – The signature on your returned ballot packet was verified.

Accessible voting centers
Voter will automatically receive their ballot in the mail for the upcoming election and must return it by Feb. 3. To ensure every voter has the opportunity to cast a private and independent ballot, three accessible voting centers will be available at Union Station in Seattle, Bellevue City Hall and election headquarters in Renton to assist voters with disabilities.

Bellevue City Hall, Room 121
450 110th Avenue NE
Jan. 30, Jan. 31, Feb. 2:
    10 am - 5 pm.
Feb. 3: 7 am - 8 pm

Union Station
401 S Jackson Street
Jan. 30, Jan. 31, Feb. 2:
    10 am - 5 pm.
Feb. 3: 7 am.- 8 pm
King County Elections
919 SW Grady Way
Weekdays, Jan. 14 – Feb. 2: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 31: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Feb. 3: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

24-hour secured ballot drop boxes
Ten ballot drop boxes will be available throughout the county to provide voters with a way to securely return their ballots without the cost of postage. Ballots can be returned starting at 6 a.m. on Jan. 16. Drop boxes will close at 8 p.m. on Election Day, Feb. 3.

Algona Pacific Library
255 Ellingson Road
Lake Forest Park
Lake Forest Park Library
17171 Bothell Way NE
(on the lower level, near the
mall entrance)
Library Connection @ Crossroads
15600 NE 8th Street
(outside of Suite K-11)
King County Elections
919 SW Grady Way
Black Diamond
Black Diamond Library
24707 Roberts Drive

›› King County Administration Building
    500 Fourth Avenue

Des Moines
Des Moines Library
21620 11th Avenue S
›› Delridge Neighborhood
    Service Center
    5405 Delridge Way SW
Fall City
Fall City Library
33415 SE 42 Place
›› University Neighborhood
    Service Center
    4534 University Way NE

An insert featuring the addresses of accessible voting centers and ballot drop boxes will be included with every mailed ballot.

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