Ballot drop boxes
Map: Where to return your ballot
Ballot drop boxes are closed for the April election
How to Return Your Ballot
Return your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service using a first class stamp or at a ballot drop box or ballot drop-off van (temporary collection point). The deadline to return ballots is Election Day; ballots must be postmarked by Election Day or in a ballot drop box by 8:00 p.m.
Dates and Times
Ballot drop boxes are open 24-hours a day and close on Election Day, April 23, at 8:00 p.m. By law, ballots cannot be accepted at ballot drop boxes after 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
For the 2013 April special election, a ballot drop-off van will be available at three temporary location points:
How do I use a ballot drop box?
Carefully follow the instructions on the ballot envelope. Place the ballot in the security envelope, seal all envelopes, sign the outer envelope, and deposit your ballot packet into the box.
Please note, some drop boxes are not open for every election. Check this website and your voters' pamphlet for a list of drop boxes for each election. We encourage voters to return ballots early in order to be included in election night results and to allow time to resolve any issues that might arise with a signature
How do I know my ballot is secure?
Ballots are collected regularly from each drop box by King County Elections. Two official elections workers will use a chain of custody process to transport all ballots.
Ballot packets are delivered to the Elections facility where they are processed with other returned mail ballots. The signature on every ballot is checked against the voter’s registration file and, if it matches, the ballot moves forward.
What if I mail my ballot at the Post Office?
Ballots returned via the U.S. Postal Service require one first class stamp. Visit the U.S. Postal Service website for more information on collection boxes or postage rates.