Ballots going in mail for special elections

King County will mail ballots on Wednesday, April 2 for the April 22 special election. Since the ballot includes a countywide measure, all voters will receive a ballot and a voters’ pamphlet, which will be mailed separately. All voters will receive the same voters’ pamphlet.

The countywide issue, Proposition No. 1, is a 10-year sales and use tax of 0.1 percent and an annual vehicle fee of $60 per registered vehicle. Low-income individuals would receive a $20 rebate on the vehicle fee. A total of 60 percent of the money would be used to preserve current Metro transit service levels with the rest going to provide transportation improvements, including road preservation, safety and maintenance projects.

Voters should return ballots as early as possible, but not later than election day, April 22. Voters returning ballots by mail need to affix first class postage. Ballots must be postmarked by April 22.

Voters have many options for returning their ballot, including drop boxes, which are open 24 hours a day starting April 3 until 8 p.m. on election day.

A drop box is located at the Crossroads Shopping Center, south entrance, near Dress Barn, 15600 N.E. Eighth St.

An Accessible Voting Center is located at Bellevue City Hall (450 110th Ave. N.E.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 21 and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day, April 22.

King County Elections estimates a 38 percent turnout for this election.

Voters who do not receive a ballot by April 8 or who have questions should call the King County Elections voter information line at 206-296-VOTE (8683).

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