Introducing our New Drop Boxes

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King County Elections Director Julie Wise, King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, and Michelle Drovdhal of the King County Library System, celebrate the opening of the ballot drop box at the Fall City Library.

King County Elections has opened 11 new ballot drop boxes in time for the August 1 Primary Election! Several of the new ballot drop-off locations received a drop box for the first time, including the Central District in Seattle, Fall City, Kenmore, Mercer Island, Newcastle, and Tukwila. King County now has a total of 54 drop boxes. About 94 percent of county residents live within 3 miles of a drop box.

Over the past year and a half, we have added 44 ballot drop boxes across King County, with plans to add more. Additional drop boxes will be installed in two more phases prior to the 2018 and 2019 primary elections.

So, how do we choose what communities get a drop box? Locations for new drop boxes are based on specific conditions. The criteria include geographically isolated or culturally distinct communities that have lower than average voter registration rates. You can read more about our drop box expansion plan here.

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The new drop box at Newcastle City Hall.

Return your Primary Election ballot at a drop box by 8 p.m. August 1 or mail it with a postmark. We’re projecting a 38 percent voter turnout rate for the Primary Election. Election results will be posted by 8:30 p.m. Election Day.

New Ballot Drop Box Locations

  1. Fall City Library, 33415 SE 42nd Pl, 98024
  2. Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE, 98028
  3. Hobart Food Market, 20250 276th Ave SE, 98038
  4. North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N. Seattle, WA 98103
  5. Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St, 98040
  6. Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, 98168
  7. Boulevard Park Library, 12015 Roseberg Ave S, 98168
  8. Garfield Community Center, 2323 E Cherry St, 98122
  9. Magnolia Park, 1461 Magnolia Blvd W, 98199
  10. Rainer Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave S, 98118
  11. Newcastle City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, 98056

One thought on “Introducing our New Drop Boxes

  1. David A. August 1, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    I am thankful to the elections office for adding these drop boxes. It is clear that people like mail ballot elections as well as the ability to cast their ballot at a site run by elections officials.

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