King County ballots in the mail Jan. 19
January 19, 2011 · 3:21 PM
King County voters will begin receiving their Special Election ballots and voters’ pamphlets this week. Only voters in districts with measures up for election will receive ballots, which will be mailed tomorrow. For a complete list of districts voting in this election, visit the King County Elections Web site, www.kingcounty.gov/elections.
Printed voters’ pamphlets will be distributed only to voters in districts that requested a pamphlet. This election, voters’ pamphlets will be provided for the Lake Washington and Vashon Island School District measures. Voters in these districts will receive the pamphlets in the same envelope as their ballot.
“Special Elections involve a smaller number of voters than county-wide elections, but the same rules apply – fill out your ballot carefully with a black pen, sign the voter’s oath and, if possible, return it early,” said Sherril Huff, Elections director. “These are all ways to help elections run smoothly and keep costs contained.”
Voting begins this week, and you can vote and return you ballot as soon as you receive it. There are six ballot drop boxes open for returning your ballot in person, or you can mail it through the postal service, which requires a first class stamp. Ballots must be postmarked by Feb. 8 or returned to a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on that day.
Voters can confirm that their ballot was mailed and see its progress online using the ballot tracker application on the King County Elections Web site.
To ensure that voters with disabilities are able to cast a private and independent ballot the county offers accessible voting centers. The accessible voting center at King County Elections opens on Jan. 19. More information on accessible voting centers is available online.
For more information, call 206-296-VOTE (8683).