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800,000 ballots returned so far to King County Elections

55% of 1.4 million registered voters; turnout expected to hit 90%

Voter turnout in King County for the Nov. 3 general election already has hit 55% with more than 800,000 ballots returned, according to King County Elections on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

“This year, we projected record-breaking turnout at 90%, and it looks like we’re well on our way,” according to King County Elections.

Out of 1.4 million registered voters, more than 800,000 ballots have been returned.

“We’ve never seen early turnout like this,” according to King County Elections. “To hit 90% turnout, we still need to hear from over half a million King County voters.”

For people who have yet to vote, there are three ways to return your ballot:

• At a ballot drop box: You can drop off your ballot drop box. There are 73 across the county and there’s one located within a 3-mile radius of 96% of our voters. Find your nearest drop box by clicking here.

• By mail. If you’re going to send by mail, King County Elections recommends dropping your ballot in the mail by Friday, Oct. 30 to make sure it gets postmarked in time to be counted. Your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day.

• At a Vote Center: If you need to register to vote or assistance with your ballot, go to one of the King County Elections Vote Centers. Trained staff and specialized equipment are available to help voters with disabilities cast a private, independent ballot. While anyone can come to a Vote Center, Elections staff encourage voters who do not require assistance to return their ballots by drop box. There are no voting machines or booths so if you’re waiting for an in-person voting ‘experience’ that’s not what you’ll find at a Vote Center. You will be issued the same paper ballot that you were mailed at home and drop it in a secure bag or box at the Vote Center.


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