Reminder: get your ballots in today

Today is Election Day, which means ballots are due by 8pm tonight.

We’ve heard reports from readers that the Ballard Library ballot box is (as usual) overflowing, so an easier option is to drop your ballot into the mail. No stamp is required, but it must be postmarked today.

If you’ve lost your ballot, fear not: you can vote in person at one of five voting centers in King County (listed below). And if you’ve recently moved here and forgot to register to vote, this is the first year in Washington state that you can register on election day. The voting centers will process your registration and you can vote on the spot at the following locations:

  • Elections Headquarters (919 SW Grady Way, Renton)
  • Seattle Elections Annex (500 4th Ave., Room 440)
  • Federal Way 320th Library (848 S 320th St.)
  • Kenmore City Hall (18120 68th Ave. NE.)
  • Bellevue Library (111 100th Ave. NE)

Locally, this election will determine who will take Mike O’Brien’s City Council District 6 seat — Dan Strauss or Heidi Wills. Also on the ballot is the King County Council District 4 position — Jeanne Kohl-Welles is running for reelection against Abigail Doerr. A full list of candidates can be found here, and ballot measures are here.

Results will be posted on the King County Elections website, beginning at 8:15pm.

File photo of a previous election day


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elenchos2
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elenchos2

If you haven’t voted already it sounds like you are disinterested and probably shouldn’t vote.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

Shut it troll, if you shame someone for when and how they vote, you are Un-American.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

Expressing opinions are good. I won’t use the term “American” as if people from North/South America aren’t also Americans.

Ballardino
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Ballardino

VOTE HEIDI WILLS!!!

Nick
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Nick

Strippergate. Never Wills.

Nick
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Nick
elenchos2
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elenchos2

This was just an attempt to bring down women in politics by powerful men.

Ballardino
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Ballardino

This is manufactured BS. It was also ~20 years ago, so it’s irrelevant.

HEIDI WILLS is our best chance to move this city forward – she’s a pragmatic progressive who will fight for Ballard and the city.

Nick
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Nick

She took a quid pro quo. It’s not BS. I don’t trust her—especially with her taking all kinds of cash from corporate sources.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

That’s actually not true. Believe women

Nick
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Nick

You sound like Trump. It’s well documented.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

You are the one going around bashing women, you seem like Trump. Did you call Willis a nasty woman?

Nick
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Nick

You are imagining things. She took a bribe while on city council in 2003 and delivered a vote in return. She and several other candidates went down because of it. She doesn’t deny it happened. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/heidi-wills-wants-back-on-seattle-city-council-launches-back-to-basics-campaign-in-district-6/

elenchos2
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elenchos2

There was no quid pro quo. Would you say that if she was a man. Thought so.

Nick
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Nick

One of the three council members who accepted cash from Colacurcio was a man ( Jim Compton). This has nothing to do with her gender.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

Says the man…

Paintkong
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Paintkong

VOTE DAN STRAUSS! Don’t elect corrupt politicians with ties to big business.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

Dan Strauss is a misogynist

Nick
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Nick

Cite your source.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

He’s actively trying to keep women off the council.

Nick
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Nick

That’s ridiculous.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

Look it up, he’s running against someone named Heidi Willis. A competent woman with a resume. But of course a white man thinks he deserves it.

Nick
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Nick

He’s running for office. That doesn’t make him a misogynist—which is a very serious accusation. You have yet to cite any source that backs up your claim.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

He’s a white man saying not to listen to a woman. All I need to know.

El Grunion
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El Grunion

plus, the grossly weird mouth….

Ballardino
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Ballardino

Dan Strauss is a clown…a self admitted Mike O’Brien 2.0. Our city will be stuck going backwards for years if we elect that moron.

Nick
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Nick

Our city has been going backward because for decades we’ve had a pro-business laissez-faire council. Wills is in Bezos’ pocket. She isn’t a progressive.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

I agree, let’s dump the pro-business current council.

El Grunion
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El Grunion

wow, so Ballard, District 6 essentially voted in favor of heroin shoot-up sites. good job, you are so compassionate…

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

Or Ballard, District 6 essentially voted against a known corrupt politician.

More likely though, both choices were crap so people voted for seemingly the least crappy one.

Ballardino
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Ballardino

Have heart! Only 40% of the likely votes are in…plenty of time to make up a difference of only ~900 votes.