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You can vote and return your ballot as soon as you receive it. Returning your ballot early allows time to correct any issues with your signature so we can count your ballot. You can return your ballot by mail or to a ballot drop box.

Ballot drop boxes

Return your ballot to a ballot drop box, no stamp required. Your ballot must be returned to a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. election day. Plan ahead to avoid lines.

By mail

Put a first-class stamp on your ballot and mail it back to us. Your ballot must be postmarked by election day. Don’t wait until the last minute!

Accessible voting centers

King County accessible voting centers (AVCs) are available to voters who need assistance completing their ballot. Trained staff and specialized equipment are available to help voters with disabilities cast a private, independent ballot.

Email/fax and by mail

You can return your ballot packet by email or fax no later than 8 p.m. (PT) on Election Day. Returning your ballot packet materials (your ballot and signed declaration on your return envelope or printed declaration page) electronically only ensures that your ballot packet materials are received prior to the 8 p.m. (PT) deadline on Election Day. You must still return your original printed ballot packet by 4:30 p.m. (PT), May 3. If we don’t receive your printed ballot packet, your ballot will not be accepted.

  • Email your ballot packet as an attachment to You can take a clear and legible picture of your ballot packet pages with a digital camera or smart phone. Do not send a link. File size cannot be larger than 10 MB.
  • Fax your ballot packet to 206-296-4499.

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