Election 2011: Deadline’s tomorrow; don’t go uncounted!

If you’re like us, and still in mourning for in-person voting – or, if you’re a classic procrastinator OR extremely busy person – you might still have your ballot sitting around, waiting to be marked/mailed. If so, here’s our reminder: TOMORROW is the deadline to get it postmarked. If you’d rather get it directly into a county dropbox, the only one anywhere near here is downtown (500 4th Avenue, county photo at right); the full list (with maps for each one) is on this county webpage. Your ballot must be in a dropbox by 8 pm tomorrow or else it won’t count. Though this is an “off-year” election, there still is plenty to be decided, including Seattle Transportation Benefit District Prop 1 raising car-tab fees for transportation projects, Seattle Prop 1 aka the “Families and Education Levy,” three statewide initiatives including I-1183 (liquor privatization), I-1125 (tolling), and I-1163 (home health care), five Seattle City Council positions, four Seattle School Board positions, two Seattle Port Commission positions, one King County Council position, and a few more issues/races (see your full sample ballot by filling in the fields on the right side of the County Elections home page – that “sample ballot” will have direct links to all the candidates and measures, if you need to read up on any before voting). The first round of results will go public shortly after 8 tomorrow night, with daily updates after that, till everything’s counted.

7 Replies to "Election 2011: Deadline's tomorrow; don't go uncounted!"

  • sarelly November 7, 2011 (12:09 pm)

    Thanks for the heads up. I don’t remember even having seen our ballots. Looks like it might be too late to get a replacement. I wonder how reliable the County’s “ballot tracking” really is.

  • digidoll November 7, 2011 (1:40 pm)

    Wow, I looked at that map of drop box locations and apparently the county doesn’t want West Seattle to vote. Glad I checked that map, though… there used to be a box on E. Marginal, which was a little more convenient than downtown. Guess I’ll buy a stamp.

  • todd_ November 7, 2011 (4:16 pm)

    I hope this election results in a better School Board .. What has been in the news these past few years is unacceptable.

  • Wsparent November 7, 2011 (8:17 pm)

    Completely agree w “Todd.” That was the first bubble I filled on the ballot. Time for change. C’mon west seattle voters!!

  • derrick November 7, 2011 (8:17 pm)


    I hope this election results in a better (insert name of city, county or state entity here) .. What has been in the news these past few years is unacceptable.

    I agree wholeheartedly!!

  • DM November 7, 2011 (9:40 pm)

    Wake up, fill it in, mail it! Just do it please. The choices you make will affect all of us.

  • tk November 8, 2011 (3:01 pm)

    Stamp was my issue too. Wonder the latest post office box pickup tonight?

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