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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.

How to vote in King County

King County votes by mail, which means that you'll receive your ballot and voters' pamphlet through the mail. Ballots are mailed 20 days prior to the election and earlier to military and overseas voters.

To help make sure you receive your ballot, keep your address up to date with King County Elections. You can check on your registration status and other information using the Voter Guide.

Didn't receive a ballot? Lost or damaged ballot or envelope?

You can get a replacement ballot or replacement envelope. You can also check the Voter Guide to verify that you are registered to vote in King County and are eligible to vote in the upcoming election.

Returning your ballot

Return your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service, using a first class stamp, or at a ballot drop box. Learn more about returning your ballot.

Tips for voting

  • Read the ballot, envelope and voters' pamphlet carefully.
  • Use a black ink pen to fill out your ballot.
  • We will count only those races for which you voted, and your ballot will be processed even if you don’t vote for each race.
  • Remove and recycle the stub at the top of the ballot.
  • Sign the declaration on the back of the return envelope.
  • Do not put multiple ballots in one envelope.

The security envelope is not required. Whether or not you use the security envelope, your ballot will be processed and counted with other ballots.

Don't wait until the last minute to contact us; there can be long lines at the Voter Service Center on Election Day. Questions? Call 206-296-VOTE (8683)