Watch your mailbox for special election ballots | King County

King County Elections mailed ballots today, Jan. 20, to about 625,000 registered voters for the February 9 Special Election. King County Elections has forecast a turnout of 31 percent for this election.

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Voting news

Voting news

King County Elections mailed ballots today, Jan. 20, to about 625,000 registered voters for the February 9 Special Election.

“Every vote is a part of the decision making process that impacts all of us,” said Julie Wise, Director of King County Elections. “It’s important to vote in every election and return your ballot as early as possible.”

King County Elections has forecast a turnout of 31 percent for this election.

On special election ballots

This special election includes propositions from eight school districts:

  • Auburn School District No. 408
  • Federal Way School District Proposition No. 210
  • Fife School District No. 417
  • Mercer Island School District No. 400
  • Renton School District No. 403
  • Seattle School District No. 1
  • Tukwila School District No. 406
  • Vashon Island School District No. 402

Options for returning ballots

Voters should read and follow directions on their ballots, sign the return envelope, and get ballots back before the Feb. 9 election day deadline. Mailed ballots need a first-class stamp. Voters also have several locations to return ballots without a stamp by 8 p.m. on Feb. 9, including drop-box locations, scheduled ballot drop-off vans and the Bellevue, Renton and Seattle Accessible Voting Centers.

In-person voter registration deadline

Citizens not yet registered to vote in Washington state have until Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m. to register in person at King County Elections offices to vote in the Feb. 9 Special Election:

– King County Elections Headquarters

919 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057

Open weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

– King County Voter Registration Annex

500 4th Avenue, Room 440, Seattle, WA 98104

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


Voters who don’t receive a ballot by Jan. 25 or who have questions should call King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683).


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