King County Election Resources for Local Voters

November 8, 2016, the first Tuesday in November, is Election Day across the country. In Washington, however, we do mail-in ballots now but there are accessible voting options and centers for voters who need help voting.

Here are some important voting resources in King County. Please share these resources with your friends, family and colleagues who will be voting this year.

Quick Facts

  • Ballots will be mailed to registered voters on Oct. 19, earlier for overseas voters and those in the service.
  • Ballot drop boxes will be open on Oct. 20. Drop boxes are open 24 hours a day from Oct. 20 until 8 PM on Election Day.
  • Ballots may be dropped off without a stamp. Deadline: 8 PM on Election Day.
  • Get your Voter Guide online. (Registered voters should receive one in the mail.)

What’s on the ballot?

Returning your ballot

There are a few dozen ballot drop box locations throughout King County. Here are a few in or close to Kent:


(1) Kentridge High School, 12430 SE 208th St., Kent, WA 98032
(2) Regional Justice Center, 401 4th Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032 (near parking garage entrance)


Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave. SE, Covington, WA 98042

Des Moines:

Highline College (entrance across from 27th Ave. S.), 2400 S. 240th St., Federal Way, WA 98198

Federal Way:

Federal City Hall, 33325 8th Ave. S., Federal Way, WA 98003

Find other locations here: ballot drop-off locations

Voter results

Election results will be posted, starting at 8:15 PM on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Have questions? Email King County Elections at or call 206-296-VOTE (8683).


Dana Neuts

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