Check your mailbox! The Local Voters’ Pamphlet is mailed to all residential households in King County about 3 weeks before the election.
You can also view the PDF print edition 3 weeks before the election.
You can also access the Local Voters’ Pamphlet in three different ways online:
Voters’ Pamphlets are always published for primary and general elections. However, for a special election, each jurisdiction that puts a measure on the ballot must request that a voters’ pamphlet be created and published.
Alternate formats of the Local Voters’ Pamphlet (such as an audio edition) are available upon request. Contact us for more information.
The measures on your ballot reflect the districts in which you are registered to vote. The local voters’ pamphlet may cover multiple districts and include measures outside of your districts.
You can create a personalized pamphlet with My Voter Guide that will contain only the candidates and measures that are on your ballot.
Candidates in the local voters’ pamphlet appear in the order they will appear on the ballot.
A ballot measure explanatory statement is prepared by the district attorney; it outlines the effect the ballot measure would have if passed into law.
Districts choosing to participate in a local voters’ pamphlet are responsible for appointing committee members who agree to write statements. The statements are a way to persuade voters to vote for or against a measure. King County Elections is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the statements, and prints them exactly as they are received.
For general elections the Secretary of State prints a voters’ pamphlet that includes state initiatives and measures, as well as state offices. All other offices and ballot measures are printed in the King County local voters’ pamphlet.