Tuesday, Nov. 8, is the big day — aka Election Day — and we’ve done the Googling so you don’t have to.
To make your trip to the ballot box as easy as possible, we’ve curated need-to-know info about how and where to vote, along with what you’ll see on your voting sheet — from seats to propositions. 👇
Are you registered? ✏️
If you already registered and your address hasn’t changed, you should have already gotten your ballot in the mail, along with a voter pamphlet.
If your mail-in ballot was lost or damaged, you can search for it online and print out a new one. You can also take a look at a PDF of the voting pamphlet here.
If you haven’t registered, you can still do so in person at a Seattle area voting center through Election Day.
Drop off your ballot 🗳️
Follow the instructions closely, sign the back of the envelope, seal the ballot, then drop it off at one of these 24/7 locations. For the first time, you can also track your ballot by receiving texts or email updates.
Most voting centers will also be open on Sat., Nov. 5 from 10. a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon., Nov. 7 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on Election Day from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for people who may need assistance. Keep in mind that your ballot must be returned to a drop box by 8 p.m. Tues., Nov. 8.
What are we voting on? ✅
In Seattle, there are seven municipal court positions and a primary election-related proposition to decide on. In King County, there’s a prosecuting attorney race, district judge positions, an election-related charter amendment, school district propositions, and a conservation futures levy up for votes.
Statewide, there are representatives, senators, supreme court justices, and court of appeals judges running, plus two advisory votes for measures.
On a national level, there’s a senate race and four US representative races.
Municipal court judges (7)
Primary Election Proposition Nos. 1A and 1B
District Judges (25) | Check your district
Charter Amendment Proposition No. 1
Conservation Futures Levy Proposition No. 1
Highline School District Proposition No. 1
Renton School District Proposition No. 1
Secretary of State
State representatives (34)
State senators (12)
Supreme court justices (3)
Court of appeals judges (2)
Advisory vote No. 39
Advisory vote No. 40
US representatives (4)
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