King County Elections to mail 1.1 million ballots for primary
July 17, 2012
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 9:45 a.m. July 17, 2012
King County Elections plans to mail about 1.1 million ballots Wednesday for the Aug. 7 primary.
Voters can vote and return a ballot immediately after receipt. Voters must postmark ballots by Election Day or drop ballots at a designated location by 8 p.m.
“Voters should watch for their ballots in the mail and contact us if they haven’t received their ballot by July 25,” Elections Director Sherril Huff said in a statement. “Following the instructions and returning ballots as early as possible helps us process ballots efficiently and provides time to resolve any issues that may occur with voters’ signatures.”
Issaquah City Hall hosts a ballot drop box. The elections office maintains other drop box sites throughout the county.
The elections office plans to roll out ballot drop-off vans as temporary drop-off locations for the primary and the Nov. 6 general election. The locations for the vans include Kirkland City Hall, West Seattle Stadium and Seattle’s University District. Expect to see a staffed van at each location from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Friday, Saturday and Monday before each Election Day.
The county also offers accessible voting centers for disabled voters. The expanded accessible voting center at the elections office opens July 20. Other locations open Aug. 3.
King County voters also should also start receiving voters’ pamphlets in the mail in the days ahead. The pamphlet is also available online, at Seattle and King County libraries, and at the elections office in Renton.
The county already sent about 15,000 ballots to military and overseas voters to allow extra time for delivery.