Brand New Ballot Drop Box Installed on SW 152nd Near Burien City Hall

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On June 26, a crew from King County Elections installed a 4-foot by 5-foot metal Ballot Box on the sidewalk on SW 152nd Street near 5th Place SW, just to the west of City Hall in front of Town Square Park.

The Ballot Box is securely bolted to the sidewalk and is one of 12 that have been installed throughout the County at City Halls or Libraries. They will be left in place year-round but will only be available for use 18 days before the August Primary Election (Aug. 7) and November General Election (Nov. 6), as well as Special Elections in February and April. Beginning 18 days before each election, a King County staff person will come by several times a day to pick-up the ballots.

A ballot drop box is a way for voters to securely return their mail ballot, without the cost of postage. Some drop boxes are not open for every election. Check this website and your voters’ pamphlet for a list of drop boxes for each election.

“We encourage voters to return ballots early in order to be included in election night results and to allow time to resolve any issues that might arise with a signature,” reads a note on the King County Elections website.

For the Aug. 7 Primary Election, ballot drop boxes will be open from Midnight Thursday, July 19 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7. By law, ballots cannot be accepted at ballot drop boxes after 8 p.m. on Election Day.

“On Election Day a staff person will be on-site at each location to answer any questions voters may have,” reads a note on the city’s website. “The boxes will also be available for use for local elections within the Municipality in which they are installed.”

For more information, contact Nate Valderas of King County Elections for further information regarding this Ballot Box at 206-296-8429, or [email protected].

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