Are You Ready to Vote in the 2020 Primary Election?

  Community Interest

by Devin Chicras

There are several big primary races coming up in August, and your votes will determine who moves on to the November General Election. Our State Representative positions (37th LD) actually have the highest number of candidates of any district county-wide! We have some big decisions to make, so be sure you are prepared with our handy guide.

➡️ View your voter registration information, track your ballot, and read about the contests on your ballot on your My Voter Information dashboard.

➡️ Register or update your voter registration at VoteWA.

NOTE: West Hill Community Association does NOT endorse candidates for political office.

Important dates

  • July 14: Pamphlets are mailed
  • July 15: Ballots are mailed
  • July 15: Vote center at King County Elections & Annex open
  • July 16: Drop boxes open
  • July 16: Deadline to file as a write-in candidate without fees
  • July 20: Ballot return statistics available by 8pm
  • July 27: Deadline to register or update your registration online or by mail
  • August 4: ELECTION DAY! Ballots must be postmarked by today or returned to a drop box by 8pm. Last day to register in person and vote!

What’s on the ballot

Only races with more than two candidates will show up on our Primary ballots.

Congressional District 9, U.S. Representative
Washington State, Governor
Washington State, Lt. Governor
Washington State, Secretary of State
Washington State, State Auditor
Washington State, Commissioner of Public Lands
Washington State, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Washington State, Insurance Commissioner
Legislative District 37, State Representative Pos. 1
Legislative District 37, State Representative Pos. 2

How to vote

You can vote and return your ballot as soon as you receive it. Returning your ballot early allows time to correct any issues with your signature so we can count your ballot. You can return your ballot by mail or to a ballot drop box.

Ballot drop boxes

Return your ballot to a ballot drop box, like the one at Skyway Library, no stamp required. Your ballot must be returned to a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Plan ahead to avoid lines.

By mail

No stamp needed to return your ballot! You can vote and return your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service as soon as you receive it. King County Elections recommends dropping your ballot in the mail by the Friday before Election Day to make sure it gets postmarked in time to be counted. Your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day, August 4.

Vote Centers

King County vote centers are available to voters who need assistance completing their ballot. Trained staff and specialized equipment are available to help voters with disabilities cast a private, independent ballot.

Note from King County Elections: To help slow the spread of CoVID-19, customer service operations of King County Elections will be going virtual starting Monday, March 16th until further notice. Please email elections@kingcounty.gov or give us a call at 206-296-VOTE (8683) if you need additional assistance.


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