King County voters prefer ballot drop boxes to mailing ballots.
Fifty-three percent of ballots were returned through ballot boxes during the November general election, according to King County Elections. About 295,000 ballots were deposited in a drop box versus 257,000 ballots mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. Voter turnout was 43 percent.
Forty-eight percent of returned ballots were brought to drop boxes in the August primary. During the 2016 general election, 51.4 percent of the ballots were returned to drop boxes.
King County Elections added 12 new ballot drop boxes this year, for a total of 55. About 94 percent of county residents live within 3 miles of a drop box.
Here’s a look at the top 20 drop boxes with the most returns. Kent had just one location (the Regional Justice Center) make the top 20:
Ballard Branch Library: 18,695
Redmond City Hall: 13,647
Crossroads Shopping Center: 11,816
King County Administration Building: 11,776
King County Elections: 10,739
Burien Town Square Park: 10,463
Federal Way City Hall: 9,925
High Point Library: 8,991
Lake City Library: 8,849
Seattle Central College, Broadway-Edison Building: 8,562
University of Washington Campus, Schmitz Hall: 8,129
Sammamish City Hall: 7,800
Bellevue Regional Library: 7,690
Shoreline Library: 7,642
Green Lake Community Center: 7,441
Broadview Library: 7,292
Issaquah City Hall: 6,803
Woodinville Library: 6,740
Kirkland City Hall: 6,324
Regional Justice Center (Kent): 6,229