Burien’s ballot box ranked #8 in number of returns in all of King County


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King County Elections is reporting that the Nov. 6 General Election resulted in about 390,000 ballots being returned through drop boxes during the 2018 General Election, with Burien’s coming as the eighth most popular.

Our drop box at Town Square Park had 11,019 ballots dropped in it – enough to warrant special parking, along with volunteers and security on Election Day.

But B-Town is down from 2016’s presidential election, when we ranked #7 with 19,630 ballots dropped – not bad for a mid-term though, and especially impressive for a city of around 50,000 residents!

Overall voter turnout for King County was very high – 74%, according to the Secretary of State’s office.

This was the first general election where the county provided prepaid postage for ballots, and that resulted in more voters using the mail to return their ballots.

About 60 percent of ballots were returned through snailmail, compared with 40 percent brought to drop boxes.

The Ballard Branch Library location was the most popular, with 19,034 ballots returned there.

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