Ballots on route to local mailboxes

King County Elections want to notify local residents that ballots for the November 3 general election have been mailed.

Voters’ pamphlets are mailed separately and may arrive close to, but on a different day than ballots. Voters can also create their own customized voters’ pamphlet online.

“There are a number of candidate races and measures on everyone’s ballot this election and Seattle voters will elect their council members by district for the first time,” said Sherril Huff, Director of King County Elections. “Voting is one of the most important actions we do as citizens, so be sure to make it count by getting your ballot returned on time.”

Eighteen candidates are running for nine Seattle city council seats. Seven of the nine seats are being elected by district, with Mike O’Brien and Catherine Weatbrook running for our district, and the remaining two will be elected at large (citywide). Find out more information on the new Seattle districts online.

There are a total of 460 candidates and 331 offices, and 20 measures on the ballot. King County Elections has forecast a turnout of 48 percent for this election.

Local voters should read and follow directions on their ballots, sign the return envelope, and get ballots back before the Nov. 3 election day deadline. Mailed ballots need a first-class stamp. Voters can also drop off their votes at the Ballard Drop Box outside Ballard Library (5614 22nd Ave NW).

If you are not yet registered to vote, you have until October 26 at 4:30 p.m. to register in person at King County Elections offices to vote in the general election:

Voters who don’t receive a ballot by October 19 or who have questions should call King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683).

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