Lyft is offering discounted rides to King County ballot drop boxes on Election Day
King County Elections is partnering with Lyft to offer a 50% discount code for rides to ballot drop box locations on Election Day.
Watch your mailbox for General Election ballots
King County Elections mailed ballots to about 1.3 million registered voters for the November 6 General Election. The department estimates a 60 percent voter turnout rate.
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.
Watch your mailbox for April Special Election ballots
King County Elections today mailed ballots for the April 24 special election.
King County Elections Director requests funding to provide ballots with prepaid postage to all voters
King County Elections is requesting funds from the County Council to provide all voters with mail-in ballots that have prepaid postage starting this year.
Applications now open for 2018 Voter Education Fund
The Voter Education Fund is a government, philanthropic and community partnership to remove barriers to voting in diverse communities. This year the Voter Education Fund will place a special emphasis on engaging voters experiencing homelessness and reinstated voters who have been convicted of a felony.
Watch your mailbox for Special Election ballots
King County Elections today mailed ballots for the February 13 special election.