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Don't forget to vote! Ballots due by 8 p.m. today

Voters drop off their ballots at King County Election Headquarters in Renton. - Brian Beckley, Renton Reporter
Voters drop off their ballots at King County Election Headquarters in Renton.
— image credit: Brian Beckley, Renton Reporter

NOTE: INITIAL ELECTION RESULTS WILL BE RELEASED AT 8:15 P.M. WE WILL POST THE RESULTS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TONIGHT AND HAVE A FULL STORY TOMORROW ON THIS WEBSITE.

Today is election day.

If you have not done so already, do not forget to fill out your ballot and either get it in the mail or drop it off at election headquarters by 8 p.m. tonight.

Voters today will elect three Renton City Council members. There are races for two of the seats, with Beth Asher challenging incumbent Terri Briere and Stuart Avery running against Armondo PAvone for the seat being vacated by outgoing councilman Rich Zwicker.

Council president Randy Corman is also running unopposed.

Once again, Renton Municipal Court Judge Terry L. Jurado is running unopposed.

Two Renton School District school board members, Albert Talley Sr. and Pam Teal, are unopposed.

There are two races for positions on the Public Hospital District 1 Board of Commissioners.

Commissioner Sue Bowman is challenged by Dr. Tamara Sleeter for Position 5, which includes Renton. The second race is for the commission seat vacated by Anthony Hemstad and pits Barbara Drennen and Albert P. Haylor, both of Kent.

Countywide, county Executive Dow Constantine is seeking his second term. He's opposed by Alan E. Lobdell, who previously ran for county executive.

Voters will also decide whether to renew the Emergency Medical Services levy that pays for the countywide Medic One emergency medical services system. The cost is 0.335 cents or less per $1,000 of assessed valuation.

There are also a slate of statewide referendums and initiatives for voters to weigh in on.

Citizens can return ballots by mail with a first-class stamp, postmarked by Nov. 5, or by 8 p.m. Nov. 5 to any of 25 locations, including ballot drop off boxes, drop off vans, and Accessible Voting Centers.

The Renton headquarters has a drive-by drop-off box.

Voters’ pamphlets are available online at www.kingcounty.gov/elections, at Seattle and King County libraries, and at the Elections Office on Grady Way in Renton.

For more information, visit the Elections website, or call 206-296-8683.

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