Drop off your ballot, meet your neighbors

With mail-only elections, dropping off your ballot or sticking it in the mailbox is much different than going to the polls. After the primary, ElaineinBallard wrote in comments, “It would be great to organize a recurring election-day event around the drop box. Thanks for voting, have a cupcake, meet and greet your neighbors. This could help fill the void left by the demise of in-person voting.”

On election day next Tuesday, the Department of Neighborhoods will be holding an open house at the Neighborhood Service Center (5604 22nd Ave NW) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (when the ballot box closes). After dropping off your ballot, enjoy refreshments and meet your neighbors. There will be giveaways, information on how you can get involved with civic activities and resource information about city services.

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elaineinballard
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elaineinballard

That's awesome!

ktown69
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ktown69

So, our polling place is now closed in Ballard??

gobigblue
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gobigblue

yes, the only place in washington state where you can vote in person anymore is in pierce county. all of king county is vote by mail only.

fyi…oregon is 100% by mail, and has been for a while

Edog
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Edog

Bigblue – is this a referene to IBM, or University of Michigan?

gobigblue
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gobigblue

Neither…it's a reference to the team that orchestrated the greatest upset in Super Bowl history.

Edog
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Edog

The Redskins?

gobigblue
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gobigblue

given that the Redskins have never been more than a 3-point underdog in the Super Bowl…and never faced and beat a team that was undefeated and was being commonly referred to as “the best team ever”…no

Edog
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Edog

The broncos

gobigblue
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gobigblue

…were 12-4-1 going into Super Bowl XXII, had never won a Super Bowl…and had lost the Super Bowl the prior year (to BIG BLUE)…and were merely the best team in the AFC in 1987, a decade in which the AFC won the Super Bowl twice and wouldn't do it again until 1998.

apples and oranges

ktown69
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ktown69

Total bummer…I always liked going to my polling place and talking with neighbors. Sigh!

NoraBell
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NoraBell

Excellent idea! I already mailed my ballot, though, to give them time to have an issue with my signature.

Drew Brees
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Drew Brees

Oh… That big blue. *chuckles*

MacBastard
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MacBastard

Remember last year when the ballots were overflowing out of the box pictured above? I went by the library yesterday and they have a new, much bigger dropbox for this year.

Larry_B
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Larry_B

I noticed the new box too, as I dropped of my ballot a few days ago.

FWIW, I think the overflow was from the primary, not from last year.