Starting this week, all King County voters will receive new voter registration cards via U.S. mail. The cards identify each voter’s precinct and congressional, legislative and county council districts, many of which have changed due to recent redistricting.
“Voters should watch for their cards in the mail in the next week,” said Sherril Huff, the county's elections director. “We want to hear from voters if they don’t receive a new card by the end of May, or if they change their name or address.”
King County Elections will mail ballots for the primary election on July 18, so mailing the cards now allows time for the county to update its records before the primary. Voters can contact King County Elections at www.kingcounty.gov/elections, 206-296-VOTE or visit the elections office at 919 SW Grady Way in Renton.
Every 10 years after the federal government conducts the U.S. Census, states must review voting districts. When the state shifts boundaries due to population growth, this changes the districts for many voters (). The recent redistricting affected more than 600,000 of the county’s 1.1 million registered voters.
Download a sample voter registration card:
—Information from King County