Kendall Le Van Hodson
Chief of Staff
Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Election day from 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Please call ahead so that we can accommodate your visit and arrange for media badges to be prepared. Remember that blue and black pens are not allowed in many areas of the building. Red pens are fine – they can’t be viewed by our ballot scanning machines and ensure the ballot processing area remains secure.
Stay connected and follow our blog.
Follow Director Wise on Twitter (@KCE_Director)
Sign up email or text notifications for press releases and media advisories.
Photos and logo
You are welcome to use King County Elections pictures on Flickr. All we ask is that you provide credit. If you are interested in using the King County Elections logo, please contact us.
Recent news releases
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.
Second Highest Number of Candidates File for Office in King County
The full list of candidates running for office in 2019 is now available online
King County Elections Braces for a Record Number of Candidates Running for Office
More than 700 candidates are expected to run for office in King County this year.