First-time Washington voters can still register for the Special Election

King County residents not currently registered to vote in Washington State can still register in person at the King County Elections office or the voter registration annex through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 9.

“Register to vote so you can participate in the Apr. 17 Special Election,” said Elections Director Sherril Huff. “Once you’re registered, you’ll have the opportunity to vote in every election and help shape the future of your community.”

Who can register and vote


To be eligible to vote, you must be:


  • Eighteen years old by Election Day;
  • A United States citizen;
  • A legal resident of the state of Washington;
  • Not under the authority of the Department of Corrections; and
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order

More information on voting eligibility is available on the Secretary of State’s website.


Where to register

Eligible residents can register at the following locations:


King County Elections

919 SW Grady Way, Renton

Open weekdays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m


Voter registration annex

King County Administration Building

500 4th Avenue, Room 311, Seattle

Open weekdays: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Returning ballots

Special Election ballots must be postmarked by Apr. 17, or returned to a ballot drop box by 8:00 p.m. that day. King County Elections offers six ballot drop box locations for this election where voters can return your ballot without a stamp.

If you are a registered voter in a participating district and have not received your ballot, request a replacement ballot online or call Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683).

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