Burien’s ballot box ranked #7 in number of returns in all of King County

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A lot of people are lamenting about low voter turnout in the Nov. 8 election, but residents of Burien should be proud – our ballot box, located near City Hall on SW 152nd Street ranked number seven for the most returns out of 43 in the county.

Our box received a total of 19,630 votes, eclipsing Bellevue, Sammamish and many other “bigger” communities.

And as we previously reported, it was very busy on election day, with county employees on hand as well as Washington State Patrol Troopers helping to manage traffic.

Overall voter turnout for King County was very high – 80.98%, according to the Secretary of State’s office.

“About 91% of county residents now live within 3 miles of a drop box,” the county said. “And you know what? The extra coverage paid off. More than half (51.4%) of all returned ballots were brought to a drop box!”

Out of the 43 total drop boxes, here are the top 20:

  1. Ballard Branch Library: 39,282
  2. King County Elections Building (Renton): 31,896
  3. Crossroads Shopping Center: 24,332
  4. Redmond City Hall: 23,317
  5. King County Administration Building: 22,602
  6. Federal Way City Hall: 22,289
  7. Burien City Hall: 19,630
  8. University of Washington Campus – Schmitz Hall: 18,985
  9. Bellevue Regional Library: 18,559
  10. Issaquah City Hall: 17,631
  11. Shoreline Library: 16,949
  12. Seattle Central College – Broadway-Edison Building: 16,396
  13. Lake City Library: 15,435
  14. Lake Forest Park City Hall: 14,619
  15. High Point Library: 14,614
  16. Regional Justice Center: 14,373
  17. Green Lake Community Center: 13,691
  18. Covington Library: 13,539
  19. Sammamish City Hall: 13,371
  20. Fairwood Library: 12,535

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One Response to “Burien’s ballot box ranked #7 in number of returns in all of King County”
  1. Dan Wright says:

    But what percentage of the eligible voters was that? Nationally about 43% of the eligible voters did not vote. Would love to know Burien did better than that.

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