The numbers are in and drop box usage was off-the-charts for the August 2 Primary! As you may remember, we added a bunch of new drop boxes for this election, with 14 more coming for November.
Some of the more noteworthy statistics include:
- Nearly 36% of ballots were returned via drop-box. This is more than any election in recent history. Previously the highest percentage of ballots returned via drop-box was the 2015 General Election with 26.3%.
- More than 100,000 ballots were returned to drop boxes just on Election Day. That’s nearly 20,000 more than we’ve ever had returned in a single day.
- The new Lake City Library box – which was officially unveiled by Councilmember Rod Dembowski, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Election’s Director Julie Wise – saw more than 6,500 ballots returned – more than several other permanent locations that have been available for years.
And the even better news is that there are more on the way! For the General Election this November 8, there will be 43 ballot drop-off locations across the county.
Fantastic! Glad to hear voters are using those drop boxes. Will there be an app to show me where the closet drop-box is to where I am standing?
We’re working on a drop box locator – hoping to have it live for the General Election!