Political Sign Maker Needs Spelling Lesson + Voting FAQ
Today’s the big day, and even though most of our Readers have probably already voted via mail, there are still a few diehard old-school, in-person voters out and about today.
With that in mind, here’s a handy-dandy voting FAQ, courtesy King County’s Elections Office, about today’s election:
Can I vote at King County Elections in Renton on Election Day?
No. Early, in-person voting ended Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. There is no voting at King County Elections office on Tuesday, Nov. 4. There are 392 polling places available throughout the county. To find your polling place, enter your information at https://www.metrokc.gov/elections/voterlookup.aspx or verify the voter registration card.
What happens if I have sealed or returned my absentee ballot in the mailing envelope without the security envelope?
As an alternative, you may use a regular mailing envelope instead of the security envelope to ensure the secrecy of your ballot. However, that is not required. Regardless, return your ballot, it will still be processed and counted with other absentee ballots.
Is there a way to confirm the status of my absentee ballot online?
Not yet. For more information on the status of your absentee ballot, please call 206-296-8683. When King County conducts all elections by mail in February 2009, online ballot packet tracking will be available.
If I’m registered as an absentee voter, can I still vote on Election Day at the polls?
If youâ€™re an absentee voter, please vote the ballot we mailed to you. You can also have a replacement ballot printed at King County Elections. As a last resort, you can also visit any polling place and ask for a provisional ballot.
I have not received my absentee ballot. What are my options for Election Day?
If you have not received your ballot yet, you can visit the Elections office at 919 SW Grady Way in Renton and have your ballot re-issued. You can also visit any polling place and cast a provisional ballot.
My absentee ballot was misplaced or destroyed. What are my options for Election Day?
If you misplaced or destroyed your ballot, you can visit the Elections office at 919 SW Grady Way in Renton to have your ballot re-issued. You can also visit any polling place and cast a provisional ballot.
Where am I supposed to vote?
To find your polling place, enter your information at https://www.metrokc.gov/elections/voterlookup.aspx.
Do I need my voter registration card to vote at my polling place?
No. For a list of acceptable forms of identification at the polls, visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/elections/voting/idrequirements.aspx.
Can I still pick-up an absentee ballot?
If you are registered as a poll voter, you cannot be issued an absentee ballot and you must vote at your polling place. If you misplaced or destroyed your ballot, please visit the Elections office at 919 SW Grady Way in Renton and have your ballot re-issued.