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Watch your mailbox for King County special election ballots

King County Elections mails ballots Wednesday for the Feb. 11 special election.  - Contributed
King County Elections mails ballots Wednesday for the Feb. 11 special election.
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King County Elections mails ballots Wednesday for the Feb. 11 special election.

Voters in 18 jurisdictions, including the Federal Way school district, the city of Issaquah and the Klahanie Annexation Area will receive ballots.

Voters should return ballots as early as possible, but not later than election day, Feb. 11. Voters returning ballots by mail need to affix first class postage. Note that postage rates will increase to 49 cents on Jan. 26 – an extra incentive to mail ballots in early. Ballots must be postmarked by Feb. 11.

Voters can use any of eight drop boxes 24 hours per day, starting Jan. 23 until 8 p.m. on election day. Voters may also return ballots to an Accessible Voting Center.

The Renton center opens Jan. 24 and is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays through Feb. 10, and 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day, Feb. 11. A center at Bellevue City Hall will open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Voters who do not receive a ballot by Jan. 30 or who have questions should call the King County Elections voter information line at (206) 296-VOTE (8683).

Not all voters will receive voters’ pamphlets.

Voters’ pamphlets are distributed in ballot packets to voters in districts that requested to print a pamphlet. In special elections, jurisdictions must choose whether or not to participate and pay for a voters’ pamphlet. Five jurisdictions (Enumclaw, Issaquah, Shoreline, Snoqualmie Valley and Kent school districts) chose not to participate in a voters’ pamphlet.

All voters will receive information in their ballot packets about how and where to return ballots. This information, details about measures on ballots, and much more is available at www.kingcounty.gov/elections.

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