King County Elections to mail primary ballots Wednesday

King County Elections will mail ballots Wednesday, July 16 for the Aug. 5 primary election.

Voters’ pamphlets are mailed separately and may arrive on a different day than ballots. Voters may also check MyVoterGuide online for a customized voters’ pamphlet.

“Voting can begin as soon as citizens receive their ballots,” said Sherril Huff, director of King County Elections. “King County Elections has forecast a turnout of 38 percent for this election.”

Ballots include candidates for Congress as well as the Legislature.

Voters should read and follow directions on their ballots, sign the return envelope, and get ballots back before the Aug. 5 election day deadline. Mailed ballots need a first-class stamp. Voters also have 25 locations to return ballots without a stamp by 8 p.m. on Aug. 5, including permanent drop box locations, scheduled ballot drop-off vans and Accessible Voting Centers.

Voters who don’t receive a ballot by July 23 or who have questions should call King County Elections at 206-296-8683.


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