It’s the Monday before election day when polls will close and we will be able to reclaim our Facebook newsfeed for cat videos and selfies. But before we get there, we need to vote.
All ballots are due no later than 8:00 PM tomorrow.
Still have yours? We have some tips.
Step One: Fill out your ballot
- Review the 2016 General Election Voters Pamphlet. For a local version (including ballot measures), see the King County, Snohomish County, and Pierce County pamphlets online.
- Check out our endorsements in key local races (a cheatsheet is available below).
- Don’t forget to sign the envelope! Without a signature, your vote may not be counted.
Step Two: Submit your ballot
There are three ways to submit your ballot:
- By Mail. Ballots must be postmarked by November 8th. That doesn’t mean in the mailbox–it means picked up by the mail carrier. Don’t risk it, mail your ballot early. Like now. If you have doubts, take it directly to your nearest post office. Don’t forget the postage.
- Ballot Drop Boxes. Drop it off for free (no postage required) in a ballot drop box by November 8th at 8:00 PM. Find the closest one to you. Click here for King County, here for Snohomish County, and here for Pierce County.
- Accessible Voting Centers. These locations offer specialized staff and equipment for voters who may need assistance completing their ballots. You can find them here for King County, here for Snohomish County, and herefor Pierce County.
Step Three: Track your ballot
Use the MyVote website to track the status of your ballot and ensure it gets counted. Some race may come down to the wire and every vote will matter.
Other questions? Check out the Secretary of State’s FAQs.