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November 6 General Election

The MI ballot drop box is at the Community Center
Ballot Drop Box at the Community Center Opens 7/12
Oct 18, 2018 - On October 17, King County Elections started mailing ballots to registered voters for the November 6 General Election. Information about how to get your ballot and how to return it is below.  Learn about candidates and measures on the November 6 ballot.  New this year: prepaid postage on your ballot!

How to get a ballot

  • By mail
​​If you are registered to vote, you will receive a ballot in the mail (ballots will be mailed on October 6).
  • Accessible voting options

Voting by mail is a convenient option for most people. There are other options available if you need assistance voting.

  • Going out of town? Hereís how to get your ballot:
  • By Mail: If you will be near a mailbox, King County Elections can send your ballot to you anywhere in the world. Contact King County Elections with your mailing address and let us know how long you will be there. We will mail your ballot directly to you.
  • Online: If you have access to the internet and a printer, you can download and print your ballot. You have different ballot return options, depending on where you are.
  • Before you leave: If you wonít be home to receive or return your regular mail ballot and are not able to access your ballot online, you can get a ballot before you leave. Contact King County Elections to find out more.

Returning my ballot

You can vote and return your ballot as soon as you receive it. Returning your ballot early allows time to correct any issues with your signature so your ballot can be counted.
  • No stamp needed to return your ballot!
    No stamp needed to return your ballot!
    By mail
NEW! No stamp needed to return your ballot! You can vote and return your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service as soon as your receive it. Your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day. Donít wait until the last minute!
  • Ballot drop box at MICEC
NEW! Return your ballot to the ballot drop box located at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center (8236 SE 24th Street). Your ballot must be returned to the ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Plan ahead to avoid lines.
  • Accessible voting centers
King County accessible voting centers (AVCs) are available to voters who need assistance completing their ballot. Trained staff and specialized equipment are available to help voters with disabilities cast a private, independent ballot.

Have further questions about the Primary Election, ballots, or voting?  Contact King County Elections at or 206-296-VOTE (8683).


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