King County Director of Elections Julie Wise’s letter

Dear Voter Education Fund Partners,

State Voters’ Pamphlets started going out last week, ballots are in the mail tomorrow and Local Voters’ Pamphlets are arriving at King County households this week. So here’s the rundown:

  •      We will be mailing ballots to 1,295,691 active registered voters and are projecting around 48% turnout.
  •      Collectively, voters will have the opportunity to vote on 334 offices, 494 candidates, 8 local measures and 3 state advisory measures.
  •      We will have four Accessible Voting Locations open and 54 drop box locations and adding more all the time.
  •      We’ve launched our new My Voter Information application, which replaced the Online Voter Guide and Ballot Tracker applications. It features a tab for voters to check their current registration information, a tab about the current election that includes the candidates and measures that will be on their ballot, and a tab where voters can track their ballot at four different stages. The application will also be available in all five of our languages for the first time – which I’m really excited about.
  •      Finally, the in-person registration deadline is Monday, October 30 – spread the word to any friends, family or acquaintances who are eligible to vote and not currently registered in Washington State.  

As always, you can keep up with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and our blog for regular election updates and of course feel free to contact me directly with questions or concerns.

Julie Wise


King County Elections



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Picture: From left, Institute Director of Government Relations Dr. Karen Bohlke, Institute staff and youth graduate Martha Torujo (20 years old), Institute student Rebecca Guya (10th grade), Institute student Sophia Quintana (11th grade), and Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman