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).
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