elections Section

Prepaid postage ballots approved by King County Council Monday

Prepaid postage ballots approved by King County Council Monday

No Stamp? No Problem! The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday (May 7) approved legislation allowing the Department of Elections to send voters postage paid envelopes to return their ballots in this... [Read more]

B-Town Blog Candidate Forums will be Tuesday, Sept. 26 & Tuesday, Oct. 3!

B-Town Blog Candidate Forums will be Tuesday, Sept. 26 & Tuesday, Oct. 3!

The B-Town Blog is proud to announce that we will be holding two Candidate Forums for the 2017 Burien City Council election – please save these dates!: 1. Tuesday, Sept. 26: 6:30 p.m. with 7 p.m. forum... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Discover Burien’s Annual Membership Meeting/Board Elections will be May 13

Discover Burien’s Annual Membership Meeting/Board Elections will be May 13

Discover Burien’s Annual Membership Meeting and Board Elections is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Revelle Hall at NAVOS, located at 1210 SW 136th Street. At this annual... [Read more]

POLL: Should school bonds be passed by a simple majority or not?

POLL: Should school bonds be passed by a simple majority or not?

Rep. Mia Gregerson, who also serves as the appointed Mayor of SeaTac, released a statement this week endorsing a simple majority for school bonds. Currently, a supermajority of 60 percent is required... [Read more]

Five elected to Discover Burien Board Wednesday night

Five elected to Discover Burien Board Wednesday night

At Wednesday night’s (June 11) annual membership meeting and election at Navos, five members were elected to the Discover Burien Board of Directors. Each will serve a three-year term for the local,... [Read more]

Burien City Council Candidates argue talking points at 2nd B-Town Blog Debate

Burien City Council Candidates argue talking points at 2nd B-Town Blog Debate

by Ralph Nichols Hopefuls for Burien City Council positions Three and Five in the Aug. 6 primary election exchanged views on a variety of issues at a candidates’ forum, sponsored by the B-Town Blog,... [Read more]

Think You’d Be a Better City Council Member? Here’s How YOU Can Run

Think You’d Be a Better City Council Member? Here’s How YOU Can Run

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The last time we did a post of this nature (see it here), it inspired at least one Reader to apply to run for a seat on the Burien City Council – we hope this one does the same.] If... [Read more]

ELECTION: Anti Annexation Candidate Bob Edgar Leading Shaw By Nearly 20%

ELECTION: Anti Annexation Candidate Bob Edgar Leading Shaw By Nearly 20%

The early returns of Tuesday’s General Election results are in, with one-time ‘non-candidate’ Bob Edgar leading incumbent Gordon Shaw by nearly +20%, Lucy Krakowiak beating Greg Duff... [Read more]

There’s Still Time To Register To Vote; Deadline Is Oct. 31st

There’s Still Time To Register To Vote; Deadline Is Oct. 31st

There’s still time to register to vote in King County for the coming Nov. 8 General Election. If you live in King County and are not yet registered, you may do so in person by Oct. 31. Bring a Washington... [Read more]

Municipal League Recruiting Candidate Evaluation Committee Volunteers

Municipal League Recruiting Candidate Evaluation Committee Volunteers

The Municipal League is seeking volunteers to serve on its 2011 Candidate Evaluation Committees (CEC), which provides the region’s only independent, non-partisan, non-agenda driven evaluation of candidates... [Read more]

McDermott, Toledo Anticipate Face-Off for King County Council In Nov. Election

McDermott, Toledo Anticipate Face-Off for King County Council In Nov. Election

by Ralph Nichols After a second day of counting ballots cast in the Aug. 17 primary election, Joe McDermott maintains a lopsided lead in the King County Council race from District 8. McDermott has almost... [Read more]

Early Election Results: Heavey, Fitzgibbon; McDermott, Toledo Leading

Early Election Results: Heavey, Fitzgibbon; McDermott, Toledo Leading

King County Elections posted its “early returns” for Tuesday night’s (Aug. 17) primary, and with between 22 – 24% of the mail-in ballots counted, it looks like it’s going to be... [Read more]

King Conservation District Board Of Supervisors Election Is Tuesday

King Conservation District Board Of Supervisors Election Is Tuesday

The King Conservation District (King CD) will be holding a district-wide election for an open seat on its board of supervisors this coming Tuesday, March 16. King CD, working with Bellevue-based election... [Read more]

Former So. Seattle College Teacher & Tech “Geek” To Seek 34th District Seat

Former So. Seattle College Teacher & Tech “Geek” To Seek 34th District Seat

On Thursday (Feb. 25), former South Seattle Community College teacher and King County webmaster Sabra Schneider threw her hat into the 2010 election ring, announcing that she’ll be seeking the 34th... [Read more]

Haven’t Mailed Your Ballot Yet? Not To Worry – Free Drop Boxes Open ‘Til 8pm

Haven’t Mailed Your Ballot Yet? Not To Worry – Free Drop Boxes Open ‘Til 8pm

If you haven’t yet mailed your ballot in, since today (Tuesday, Nov. 3rd) is election day, King County has drop boxes throughout the county that provide voters with a way to securely return ballots... [Read more]

Councilmember Rose Clark Is Running For Re-Election

Councilmember Rose Clark Is Running For Re-Election

by Mark Neuman

I spoke Friday (June 5th) with Burien City Councilmember Rose Clark, who is running for re-election, Position No. 5.

As of press time (or in this electronic era, as of “hit send” time), Clark has no opposition in her bid for another four-year term on the council:

It’s Not Too Late To File To Run For City Council!

It’s Not Too Late To File To Run For City Council!

As of 1pm Friday, June 5th, only four people have filed for the four Burien city council positions open for election in November:

But wait – you too can file to run for City Council online as long as you’re a Burien resident and registered voter – the deadline is 4pm today (Fri. June 5th): http://your.kingcounty.gov/elections/candidatefiling/filingform.aspx

Where To Vote Tomorrow In The Burien Area

Where To Vote Tomorrow In The Burien Area

In case you… Haven’t yet voted Forgot where the heck you’re supposed to vote Just woke up from a Rip Van Winkle-esque long sleep and realized that tomorrow is Election Day Are recovering... [Read more]