Kendall Le Van Hodson
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Recent news releases
Watch your mailbox for General Election ballots
King County Elections mailed ballots and local voters’ pamphlets today, October 16, to over 1.3 million registered voters for the November 5 General Election. Any voter who has not received their ballot by Monday, October 21 should call King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683).
Celebrate National Voter Registration Day on September 24
New voter registration laws make it easier than ever to participate in National Voter Registration Day. From pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds to same day voter registration, our state continues to reduce barriers to registering and exercising one’s most fundamental right – the right to vote.
King County Elections, Seattle Seahawks and CenturyLink Field Announce Partnership to Drive Voter Registration and Voter Turnout
King County Elections, the Seattle Seahawks, and CenturyLink Field announce a partnership to promote the importance of voting and voter registration throughout the season. The Seahawks and CenturyLink Field are welcoming Elections staff to two games this season to register voters and encourage fans to cast their ballots in this year’s general election.
Watch your mailbox for Primary Election ballots
King County Elections mailed ballots and local voters’ pamphlets today, July 17, to over 1.3 million registered voters for the August 6 Primary Election. “With same-day registration and prepaid postage on ballots, voting has never been easier and more accessible,” said Julie Wise, Director of King County Elections. “There are no longer the barriers of restrictive deadlines or needing a stamp- those barriers are gone. Vote and make your voice heard.”
Voter Education Fund Invests Nearly $1 Million in Diverse Communities
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. A total of 39 organizations are receiving $950,000 in grants to increase voter engagement in underserved communities.