ELECTION 2016: Ballots due by 8 p.m. Tuesday

Ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 8 or must be received at one of three dropboxes by 8 p.m. to count

After a campaign that seems for many like it’s been going on forever, election day is finally upon us. The 2016 campaign winds down next week so make sure to fill out your ballots and return them no later than Tuesday in order for your voice to be heard.

Ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 8 or returned to a drop box before 8 p.m. Tuesday in order to be counted.

Along with the box at King County elections, 919 S.W. Grady Way, there are additional ballot drop boxes at the Renton Public Health Center, 3201 N.E. Seventh St., and the Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E.

There are additional drop boxes in Kent, Burien, SeaTac and Maple Valley. A full list of the 43 drop box sites is available at www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections.aspx.

There are no Renton-specific races this time around, but that doesn’t mean Renton residents can take the year off.

Along with the top-of-the-ticket presidential race, there are federal representatives and a senate seat up for election, a gubernatorial race, lieutenant governor race, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, attorney general and other state-level positions, such as the supreme court. Plus, there are a host of spots in the statehouse, as well as multiple initiatives, amendments and the big Sound Transit package, known as ST3.

The Renton Reporter will post initial election results when they are released on Tuesday evening and will update the results each day as new numbers come in from King County Elections.

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