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Where are the King County Elections Drop Boxes and Vans? Ballot is safe there.

As the election draws near the drop box option may be the safest place for your ballot and mail is not always postmarked immediately.  A ballot that is postmarked after next Tuesday cannot be opened by election personnel.   Postmarks may also be smudged, which is not a problem if elections receives your ballot before or on Tuesday.  If you mail it on Tuesday, make sure that the your ballot will be postmarked that day.
The nearest drop box to the CD is located at King County Administration Building 
500 4th Avenue, Seattle 98104.
Other locations may be found on the King County web site
Drop Boxes are available as follows.
  • October 18 – November 5, 24-hours a day
  • Election Day, November 6, from 12:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Drop Box Vans are also available now that the election has drawn near.

Van Locations (The nearest to the CD is the University District.) are available on November 2, 3, 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Election Day, November 6, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Kirkland Citity Hall
123 5th Avenue
Kirkland 98033
University of Washington Campus
Red Square, no parking or vehicle access
Seattle 98105
West Seattle Stadium
4432 35th Avenue SW
Seattle 98126

4 thoughts on “Where are the King County Elections Drop Boxes and Vans? Ballot is safe there.

  1. Strangers collecting ballots have been reported in different areas of King County and Seattle. Representatives from the Washington Secretary of State’s office and King County Elections say collecting ballots is not illegal. However, neither office recommends giving a ballot to a stranger.
    I recommend not giving your ballots to anyone. Put your ballots in the US mail by Tues Nov 6th or in King County Elections drop boxes.
    Track you ballots online. The Ballot Tracker will show if the King County Elections has received your ballot and where it is in the process of being counted:
    King 5 carried a story about the collectors:

  2. That ballot collecting thing is entirely creepy, one of the major advantages of vot by mail is that it supposedly leaves less opportunity for voter supression tactics. I would hate to think somebody would turn in my ballot or not based on how they thought I looked likely to vote.

  3. er…yeah…that’s VOTE, I’m not all that likely to “vot” but I’ll remember that one the next time I’m playing scrabble.