For the primary and general election, King County publishes a local voters' pamphlet. For a special election held in the spring, districts must specifically request that King County Elections publish a local voters' pamphlet.
For primary and general elections, the local voters' pamphlets are mailed to residential households about three weeks prior to the primary and general election.
King County Elections is not responsible for the content of the statements submitted to the voters’ pamphlet.
Q. Why are there measures and candidates in the voters’ pamphlet that are not on my ballot?
A. Your ballot is correct. The measures and candidates on your ballot are the measures and candidates for which you are eligible to vote and reflect the districts in which you reside. Voter pamphlets are distributed to households within certain zip codes, other districts participating in the election may fall within the same zip code. For example, two school districts can share the same zip code but you only reside in one school district.
Q. What is an explanatory statement?
A. An explanatory statement is prepared by each district’s attorney stating the effect of the ballot measure if passed into law.
Q. How are committees in favor of or in opposition to a measure formed?
A. Districts choosing to participate in a 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 the measure.