Check your mailbox! The Local Voters’ Pamphlet is mailed to all residential households in King County about 3 weeks before the election. You can also view the PDF edition 3 weeks before the election.
You can get a personalized voters’ pamphlet with My Voter Information about 45 days prior to the election. Your personalized pamphlet will contain only the candidates and measures that are on your ballot.
Alternate formats of the Local Voters’ Pamphlet (such as an audio edition) are available upon request. Contact us for more information.
Candidates in the local voters’ pamphlet appear in the order they will appear on the ballot.
A ballot measure explanatory statement is prepared by the district attorney; it outlines the effect the ballot measure would have if passed into law.
No. King County Elections is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the statements, and we print them exactly as they are received (including any potential errors). Candidate statement word limits are based upon the number of voters within each district.
The measures on your ballot reflect the districts in which you are registered to vote. The local voters’ pamphlet may cover multiple districts and include measures outside of your districts.
You can create a personalized pamphlet with My Voter Information that will contain only the candidates and measures that are on your ballot.
Voters’ Pamphlets are always published for primary and general elections. However, for a special election, each jurisdiction that puts a measure on the ballot must request that a voters’ pamphlet be created and published.
Districts choosing to participate in a local 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 a measure. King County Elections is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the statements, and prints them exactly as they are received.