We’ve been getting some questions about why we color code our envelopes. Are the blue envelopes for Democratic voters? Are the red ones for Republican voters? What’s up with the green envelopes? Let us explain.
Our envelope colors have nothing to do with politics (Washington voters don’t register with a party, anyway) but actually have to do with helping us and the U.S. Postal Service distinguish inbound and outbound ballots. All of the ballots we send to voters are mailed in our signature blue envelopes. The envelope you use to return your ballot is red. This helps our office and the Postal Service distinguish your red envelope as a returned ballot. And finally, the green envelopes are used by overseas and service voters to return their ballots.
That’s it! If you have any questions give us a call at 206-296-VOTE (8683).