Primary ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday

August 14, 2009

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 4:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 2009

Remember: Ballots for the countywide primary election must be postmarked by Tuesday. Ballot envelopes must be signed.

Because King County voters cast ballots by mail, ballots are sent to registered voters 20 days before each election in which they are eligible to vote.

“This is King County’s second countywide, all-mail election,” King County Elections Director Sherril Huff said in a news release. “We have many new online features available to help voters with the vote-by-mail process, and we also encourage anyone who would like to see their elections office in action to come to our facility in Renton and view ballot processing from our public observation loop.”

The elections office Web site includes information about the race and how ballots will be tallied. Voters can create a personalized voter pamphlet, confirm registration information and track the status of their ballots.

Voters can also cast ballots at the King County Elections’ Renton office, 919 S.W. Grady Way. The office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Seattle and Bellevue locations will open Friday.

Drop off ballots at Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E., from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ballots can also be cast in Seattle at Union Station, 401 S. Jackson St., from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

On Election Day, all three locations will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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