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Kendall Le Van Hodson
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Recent news releases


King County Elections wins 2018 Election Center Award for Best Practice
The Election Center announced today that King County Elections won its Democracy Award for the department’s 2017 media campaign, “Why Vote.” The campaign featured two powerful videos about the importance of voting and aired on a variety of digital platforms.


Watch your mailbox for Primary Election ballots
King County Elections mailed ballots and local voters' pamphlet today, July 18, to nearly 1.3 million registered voters for the August 7 Primary Election. “For the first time voters will not have to use a stamp to return their ballot,” said Julie Wise, Director of King County Elections. “With prepaid postage and over 60 ballot drop boxes, voting has never been easier. Vote and make your voice heard.”


King County Elections earns national achievement awards for improving voter access through innovative strategies
King County Elections is honored by multiple national organizations for improving voter access.


King County Council approves prepaid postage request
King County Elections moves forward with prepaid postage for 2018 elections.


Voter Education Fund invests more than $460,000 in 33 organizations to increase civic engagement and participation
The Voter Education Fund is a government, philanthropic and community partnership led by King County Elections and Seattle Foundation to remove barriers to voting in underserved and underrepresented communities. Through this partnership, 33 organizations are receiving grants totaling more than $460,000 to increase voter engagement in underserved communities.


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