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King County Elections

King County Elections
919 Southwest Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057-2906

206-296-VOTE (8683)
TTY: Relay: 711
FAX: 206-296-0108

Weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Public notices

Canvassing Board meetings

The current Canvassing Board meeting schedule is available on the Canvassing Board page.

Notice of election

The current notice of election is available on the current elections page.

Public notice: Notice of Intent to Adopt Public Rules 9-1-3 and 9-4

King County Department of Elections is initiating changes to two sections of the Public Rules(PR). Public Rules ELE 9-1-3 and ELE 9-4. ELE 9-1-3 supersedes ELE 9-1-2 (PR) last updated July 1995. ELE 9-1-3 establishes the procedures in which the County will implement and continue to monitor the Local Voters’ Pamphlet. ELE 9-4 relates to the Routing of Local Jurisdiction Geographical Boundary Information and how to transmit boundary changes; and the deadline for transmitting changes from 55 days prior to an Election to 10 days prior to the deadline for filing a resolution for the next available election.

Written comments concerning these proposed changes to the Public Rules may be submitted to King County Department of Elections: Attn: Election Operations, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton WA 98057 or via email to: by 4:00 pm, on or before September 21, 2015.

The public comment period on 2015 proposed precinct alterations is now closed.

Background on precinct alterations

State law requires that precinct boundaries be adjusted in response to:

  • redistricting efforts
  • limitations on the maximum number of voters
  • annexations to cities and
  • other election administration constraints.

King County Elections is required to submit these changes to the county legislative authority for adoption. State and county statutes addressing precinct alterations:

Voter registration challenges

State law requires that a voter's residential address for voter registration purposes be the voter's permanent, physical address (RCW 29A.04.151 and RCW 29A.08.010). King County Elections is required by law to hold hearings to determine the validity of voter registrations that have been challenged. This is an administrative hearing, not a court proceding and not a criminal action.

See the current voter registration challenges.