King County Elections is mailing out ballots on Wednesday, July 27 to registered voters for the Aug. 16 primary.
The ballot features measures as well as contested offices where there are three or more candidates.
The top two vote-getters in each race move on to the general election.
The county-wide $13.3 million Veterans and Human Services Levy is the only measure on the ballot for Sammamish residents. If approved, the average homeowner would pay $15 more a year in property tax to assist veterans and human services programs.
Voters can return their completed ballots as soon as they receive them in the mail. The deadline to postmark or drop off your ballot is the primary Election Day.
There are 11 drop boxes in King County, available starting July 28. There are drop boxes at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, and Redmond City Hall, 15670 NE 85th St. The deadline to use a drop box is 8 p.m. on Election Day, Aug. 16.
Return your ballot as early as possible for it to be included in results reported on Election Night, and to allow more time for Elections to connect with you if there are any issues verifying your signature.
You can use the Ballot Tracker to see the progress of your ballot at three points:
- Track point one: Your ballot packet was assembled and mailed to you.
- Track point two: King County received your completed ballot.
- Track point three: Your signature was verified and your ballot proceeded through the counting process.
The King County Elections office can be reached by calling: 206-296-8683. Or you can learn more by visiting its website.