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Election Day Is Aug. 19th – Know Where To Vote?

Election Day is coming up next Tuesday, Aug. 19th, and since 2004, 141 poll sites have been consolidated or closed due to accessibility problems or from being under-utilized.

In fact, since the 2004 election, 20 sites were moved or in some cases demolished or impacted by construction, affecting 17,221 poll voters.

Which brings up the question: Do you know where the heck you’ll be voting on Aug. 19th?

Voters affected by the change should receive a new registration card in the mail with the name of their new assigned poll site. If you are a voter affected by recent polling place changes, you may be voting in a different location than you have in the past.

Before Tuesday, Aug. 19, King County is urging voters to confirm the location of their assigned polling place either by calling the voter hotline at 206-296-VOTE or by visiting www.kingcounty.gov/elections [1] and entering in their names and dates of birth or addresses in “Your Voter Guide” section (direct link here [2]). This online tool is custom-designed for each voter with the location and map to his or her assigned poll site, sample ballot, and official candidate statements.

“We’re close to one week away from the primary and we want to make sure poll voters know where to vote on Aug. 19,” said Sherril Huff, Elections director.

In addition to receiving a letter and a new voter notification card with information about their new assigned polling place, voters affected by the most recent polling place closures and consolidations will also receive a phone call prior to Election Day reminding them of the closure. These phone calls will begin Tuesday, Aug. 12.

For a list of recently affected poll sites and precincts, click here [3].

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