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Watch your mailbox for Special Election ballots

King County Elections will mail ballots on Wednesday, Jan. 22 for the Feb. 11 Special Election. Voters in 18 jurisdictions, including 16 school districts, will receive ballots.

Voters should return ballots as early as possible, but not later than election day, Feb. 11. Voters returning ballots by mail need to affix first class postage. Note that postage rates will increase to 49 cents on Jan. 26 – extra incentive to mail ballots in early. Ballots must be postmarked by Feb. 11.

Voters can use any of eight drop boxes 24 hours/day starting Jan. 23 until 8 p.m. on election day. Voters also may return ballots to an Accessible Voting Center. The Renton AVC opens Jan. 24 and is open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday through Feb. 10 and 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. on election day, Feb. 11. An AVC at Bellevue City Hall will open Monday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters who do not receive a ballot by Jan. 30 or who have questions should call the King County Elections voter information line at 206-296-VOTE (8683).

Not all voters will receive voters’ pamphlets

Voters’ pamphlets are distributed in ballot packets to voters in districts that requested to print a pamphlet. In special elections, jurisdictions must choose whether or not to participate and pay for a voters’ pamphlet. Five jurisdictions (Enumclaw, Issaquah, Shoreline, Snoqualmie Valley and Kent school districts) chose not to participate in a voters’ pamphlet.

All voters will receive information in their ballot packets about how and where to return ballots. This information, details about measures on ballots, and much more is always available at www.kingcounty.gov/elections.

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