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Fire District 40 to vote on continuing benefit charge

King County Elections will mail ballots Wednesday to more than 100,000 voters in the City of Milton and five fire districts, including Fire District 40 which contracts for services with the City of Renton.

There are no specific Renton measures or candidates on the April 23 special election ballot. The fire district is centered in the Fairwood area; the vote is whether to continue a benefit charge.

The Elections Department has already sent more than 1,000 ballots to overseas and military voters and anticipates a 30 percent turnout rate in the April 23 Special Election.  Voters’ pamphlets and ballots will arrive in the same envelope.

“Fire districts across King County, from Bothell to Maple Valley, are considering important measures that voters will decide, so be sure to vote and return your ballot as early as possible,” said Sherril Huff, Elections Director. “Voters in districts participating in this election who haven’t received a ballot by Monday, April 15 should contact the Elections Department right away.”

Ballots must be postmarked by April 23 or returned to any of four ballot drop-off locations or the Accessible Voting Center in Renton by 8 p.m. on the same date.

Tips on how to vote

• Read the ballot instructions before voting

• Use a black ink pen to fill out the ballot

• Tear the stub off of the top of the ballot and recycle it

• Sign the voter’s declaration on the back of the envelope. It must match the voter registration signature we have on file.

• Return your ballot early so that it is part of the election night results report and there is enough time to correct any issues with your signature

For more information on voting by mail, watch a short video, visit the Elections website, or call 206-296-VOTE (8683).

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