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Ballots mailed for August primary races

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on July 18th, 2014


By Joe Veyera

King County Elections has mailed out ballots for the August 5 primary, with several key issues and races going to the voters.

One of four jurisdictions in King County to have a proposition on the ballot, Seattle voters will decide with Proposition 1 whether to create a a metropolitan park district to fund, maintain, operate and improve parks, along with community centers, pools, and other recreation facilities and programs.

In the 7th congressional district, longtime Democratic Representative Jim McDermott faces Republicans Scott Sutherland and Craig Keller, Independent candidate Doug McQuaid, and perennial Work and Wealth Party candidate GoodSpaceGuy.

In 36th legislative district races, Incumbent Democrat Representatives Reuven Carlyle and Gael Tarleton are challenged by Republican Leslie Klein and Libertarian Paul Addis, respectively, while Democratic Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles faces Republican challenger Sarina Forbes.

In Ballard, voters can return their ballots without a stamp by dropping them off at the drop box outside the Ballard Library (5614 22nd Ave NW) 24-hours a day until 8 p.m. on election day.

Those not currently registered to vote in Washington state have until July 28 to register in-person at the King County Voter Registration Annex at the King County Administration Building (500 4th Ave, Room 440).

If you haven’t received your ballot by July 23 or have questions, call King County Elections at (206) 296-VOTE (8683).

For more information, click here.

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7 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Ballard Bomber // Jul 19, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Oh looky, Seattle wants to offload its parks to an unaccountable new bureaucracy with the right to tax us silly.

    No thanks.

  • 2 BalGal // Jul 19, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    …and once again charge only home and property owners for the tab.


  • 3 Balmonk // Jul 20, 2014 at 7:48 am

    It is not just homeowners– rent will increase for those with leases to cover the increase.
    Vote Yes.

    On a side note, I really think this is Goodspace Guy’s year.

  • 4 Brian h. // Jul 20, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Will old Ballard be able to vote to encase our town in amber?

  • 5 Uncle Pete // Jul 21, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Screw the parks, no more taxes!

  • 6 Uncle Snuffy // Jul 21, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Vote No. The park district will be made up of the Seattle city council, not an independent council or committee. The city council will be able to raise taxes as they wish. Citizens won’t be able to stop them. The council will find a way to divert some or all of the money to the general fund or whatever pet project they feel like. I don’t trust the city council.

  • 7 john // Jul 21, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Nic lacata , mike obrien and Sawant, with total control of funds that can never be revoked!!! What a Joke. VOTE NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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