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Voter registration deadline approaching for school district special election
More than half of King County voters will receive ballots for the special Feb. 11 election. Those ballots will be mailed Jan. 22. Sixteen school districts, including the Lake Washington School District, have measures on ballots. Voter registration is still possible in order to qualify to vote in the special election.
The following voter registration deadlines apply to vote in the Feb. 11 Special Election:
- Monday, Jan. 13: Deadline to register to vote or update voter registration
information by mail or online
- Monday, Feb. 3: Deadline for in-person registration for new Washington voters
To register to vote, the person must be:
- A citizen of the United States;
- A legal resident of Washington State;
- At least 18 years old by Election Day;
- Not disqualified from voting due to a court order; and
- Not under Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington felony conviction.
Returning a ballot
Voters should return ballots as early as possible, but not later than election day, Feb. 11. Voters returning ballots by mail need to affix first class postage. Note that postage rates will increase to 49 cents on Jan. 26 – extra incentive to mail ballots in early. Ballots must be postmarked by Feb. 11. Voters can return a ballot without postage at any of eight drop boxes 24 hours/day starting Jan. 23 until 8 p.m. on election day.
Registered voters who have not received a ballot, or need a replacement ballot, should call the voter hotline at 206-296-VOTE (8683).
For more information on registering and voting, call the King County Voter Hotline at 206-296-VOTE (8683) or visit the King County Elections website.