Ballot drop box returns to Ballard

Updated: The Ballard Library will have a ballot drop box for the General Election on November 2.

File photo of election day at the Neighborhood Service Center next door.

The drop box at the Ballard Neighborhood Service Center, along with others throughout the county, were removed for the Special Election in February as a cost-saving measure. But for this election, it’s back at the library next door (5614 22nd Ave NW). King County has decided to have 11 total ballot drop-off locations, including three in the city of Seattle. “Voters have told us that drop boxes are an essential part of elections,” said Sherril Huff, Director of Elections. “While it’s important to watch the costs of government, voting is a basic right and we want to make sure it remains accessible and convenient.”

The drop boxes will be open starting October 14th and will remain open 24 hours a day until 8 p.m. on November 2. For a list of all available drop boxes, click here. If you would rather mail in your ballot, a first class stamp is required and the ballot must be postmarked by Nov. 2.


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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hooray! One small victory for the people.

Quest
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Quest

It’s a very sad day when the list of things we just can’t afford includes ELECTIONS.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Yay!

Thelastpersonwhocares!
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Thelastpersonwhocares!

duh, it’s the law now,unless you meant erections!
We should continue the mail-in and adopt aussie law. $150 if you don’t vote. everone’s voice should count whether I agree or not.

MichaelSnyder
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MichaelSnyder

Is it really equitable that the three Seattle locations are downtown, Ballard, and the U-District?

Why not Capitol Hill, West Seattle, Beacon Hill, or Rainier Valley?

Or are Ballard and the U-District just the two neighborhoods who complained most?

Qwerty
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Qwerty

The most spandex/square mile = easy access to voting. Neighborhoods with “other kinds of people”…not so much.

Quelle surprise!

Monorail Driver
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Monorail Driver

I’m sorry, but I kind of miss going to my precinct and voting. The drop box is a good thing, but I agree that they should be more available.