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

Step Two: Submit your ballot

There are three ways to submit your ballot:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


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Ben is a Seattle area native, living with his husband downtown since 2013. He started in queer grassroots organizing in 2009 and quickly developed a love for all things political and wonky. When he’s not reading news articles, he can be found excitedly pointing out new buses or prime plots for redevelopment to his uninterested friends who really just want to get to dinner. Serving as the Policy and Legislative Affairs Director, Ben primarily writes about political issues.