Friday, August 7, 2009

Have you tried tracking your primary ballot online?

Subject: RELEASE: Have you tried tracking your primary ballot online?
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 15:23:31 -0700

News Release

Date: August 7, 2009

Contact: Kim Van Ekstrom, 206-296-1552

Megan Coppersmith, 206-296-2796

Have you tried tracking your primary ballot online?

Ballots were mailed last week to over 1 million registered King County voters for the August 18 all-mail primary and more than 70,000 have already been returned. Voters can check to see if and when their ballot arrived back at King County Elections' office by using our on-line mail ballot tracker feature that reports each ballot's journey at three different checkpoints.

"The on-line ballot tracker providers every voter with an opportunity to follow their mail ballot as it proceeds toward being counted on Election Day," said Jacqueline Timmons, King County Elections Voter Services Manager.

To use the online mail ballot tracker, voters can enter their first and last name and birthday at The Web site pulls information from several steps in the tabulation process and allows voters to track their ballot at three locations to confirm the following:

1. Your ballot packet was assembled and delivered to the U.S.P.S. by Elections.

2. King County received your returned ballot packet.

3. Your signature was verified and you will be credited with voting.

If you have not received your ballot, or need a replacement sent to you, contact King County Elections right away to have your ballot mailed with enough time for you to vote and return it by the August 18 deadline.

"We're really appreciative of those voters who are proactively contacting us to let us know if they haven't received their ballot in the mail or if they have an address change," said Timmons. "We rely on voters to help us make sure that our database has the most up-to-date information."

Voters with questions about their registration or the August 18 primary can call 206-296-VOTE or visit


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