General Election 2017: Ballot Drop Boxes with the Most Returns

More than 53 percent of all returned ballots were brought to a drop box during the General Election. That’s the highest usage of our drop boxes yet! About 295,000 ballots were deposited in a drop box, versus 257,000 ballots mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. Voter turnout in King County was 43 percent.

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The 2017 Primary Election saw 48 percent of returned ballots brought to drop boxes. During the 2016 General Election, a majority of returned ballots (51.4 percent) were returned to drop boxes.

We added 12 new ballot drop boxes this year, for a total of 55 drop boxes. About 94 percent of county residents now live within 3 miles of a drop box.

Here’s a look at the top 20 drop boxes with the most returns.

  1. Ballard Branch Library: 18,695
  2. Redmond City Hall: 13,647
  3. Crossroads Shopping Center: 11,816
  4. King County Administration Building: 11,776
  5. King County Elections: 10,739
  6. Burien Town Square Park: 10,463
  7. Federal Way City Hall: 9,925
  8. High Point Library: 8,991
  9. Lake City Library: 8,849
  10. Seattle Central College, Broadway-Edison Building: 8,562
  11. University of Washington Campus, Schmitz Hall: 8,129
  12. Sammamish City Hall: 7,800
  13. Bellevue Regional Library: 7,690
  14. Shoreline Library: 7,642
  15. Green Lake Community Center: 7,441
  16. Broadview Library: 7,292
  17. Issaquah City Hall: 6,803
  18. Woodinville Library: 6,740
  19. Kirkland City Hall: 6,324
  20. Regional Justice Center: 6,229

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