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Ballot box at Burien Town Square was 6th most popular one in King County

Ballot box at Burien Town Square was 6th most popular one in King County

King County Elections is reporting that the ballot box located near Town Square in Burien was the sixth most popular one in the county, with a total of 10,463 ballots dropped in it for the Nov. 7, 2017... [Read more]

Was Burien Council election ‘rigged’? King County Elections says unlikely

Was Burien Council election ‘rigged’? King County Elections says unlikely

After most elections – especially heated, divisive ones like Burien’s most recent City Council ballot – the losing side usually goes through a mourning/grieving period, and oftentimes, some upset... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Here are the latest returns on the day before certification

ELECTION RESULTS: Here are the latest returns on the day before certification

On Monday (Aug. 14), King County Elections released another round of election results for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, and on the day before results are certified, it appears that – pending a last minute... [Read more]

King County Elections hosting two Candidate Workshops April 28 & 29

King County Elections hosting two Candidate Workshops April 28 & 29

Interested in running for office? If so, King County Elections might be able to help – they’re hosting two candidate workshops to discuss: How to file for office How to submit your voters’... [Read more]

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

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

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... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: School Bond, Sound Transit measures passing

ELECTION RESULTS: School Bond, Sound Transit measures passing

King County Elections posted the first round of results for Tuesday, Nov. 8’s General Election, and here are the early returns for some local issues…

Are you signed up to vote? Voter registration deadline is this Monday

Are you signed up to vote? Voter registration deadline is this Monday

Hello voters and neighbors – primary Election Day is coming up on Tuesday, Aug. 4. That’s important. But here’s a thought: have you moved recently? Had a name change? Are you sure you are... [Read more]

Krakowiak, Edgar swap positions, Robison will not seek reelection

Krakowiak, Edgar swap positions, Robison will not seek reelection

by Jack Mayne Local attorney Holli Giffin and former Deputy Mayor Bob Edgar are now running head-to-head for the Position 2 seat held by Mayor Lucy Krakowiak, and she has jumped to position 4 to try... [Read more]

4 candidates have filed for 3 available Burien City Council seats, so far…

4 candidates have filed for 3 available Burien City Council seats, so far…

With a May 15 filing deadline just over a month away, four people have filed to run for three open seats on the Burien City Council so far: Austin Bell Holli Giffin Lucy Krakowiak* Joey Martinez *incumbent... [Read more]

ELECTION: Early returns show Prop. 1 losing

ELECTION: Early returns show Prop. 1 losing

The first round of returns has been released by King County Elections, and Proposition No. 1, a Sales and Use Tax for Metro Transit, is losing by nearly 11 percent – a deficit that may be hard to overcome. If... [Read more]

ELECTION: Final votes certified – meet your new councilmembers

ELECTION: Final votes certified – meet your new councilmembers

King County Elections on Tuesday (Nov. 26) released the final, certified results of the Nov. 5 general election, and it’s confirmed – all current Burien City Council incumbents have been ousted,... [Read more]

ELECTION UPDATE: 2 new candidates file for Burien City Council seats

ELECTION UPDATE: 2 new candidates file for Burien City Council seats

It’s the second day of the filing season for the 2013 election (the deadline is this Friday, May 17), and two new candidates have appeared on the radar for seats on the Burien City Council: Position... [Read more]

And they’re off – here’s who’s running for Burien City Council after first filing day

And they’re off – here’s who’s running for Burien City Council after first filing day

Monday, May 13 was the first day to file to run for office with King County Elections for 2013, and the race for Burien City Council is off to an interesting start. Incumbents Jack Block, Jr., Joan McGilton... [Read more]

Running for City Council? King County Elections holding two free workshops

Running for City Council? King County Elections holding two free workshops

Planning on running for public office – say, perhaps the Burien City Council – this fall? King County Elections is offering two free workshops for potential candidates on Thursday, April 25 (2 p.m.... [Read more]

Want to Run for Office? King County Elections Offering Candidate Workshops

Want to Run for Office? King County Elections Offering Candidate Workshops

King County Elections will be offering two free 2-hour workshops for people interested in filing for public office – including any who want to run for the Burien City Council, which will have four positions... [Read more]

REMINDER: Primary Election Ballots are Due in Mail/Drop Box by 8pm Tuesday!

REMINDER: Primary Election Ballots are Due in Mail/Drop Box by 8pm Tuesday!

REMINDER: Ballots for the Aug. 7 Primary Election are due by 8 p.m. – both by mail or via Ballot Drop Box, one of which is located on SW 152nd near the City Hall/Library building…

King County to Mail Ballots Wednesday for Aug. 7 Primary Election

King County to Mail Ballots Wednesday for Aug. 7 Primary Election

Voters can drop their ballots in this new ballot box on SW 152nd Street at 5th Place SW near Burien Town Square. King County Elections will mail about 1.1 million ballots to voters via the U.S. Postal... [Read more]

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

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

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... [Read more]

Latest Returns Show Krakowiak, Edgar Still Leading City Council Race

Latest Returns Show Krakowiak, Edgar Still Leading City Council Race

The second round of returns from Tuesday’s Primary Election are in, and incumbent Lucy Krakowiak has extended her lead with over 48% of the vote, and ‘non-candidate’ Bob Edgar still leads... [Read more]

ELECTION UPDATE: Looks Like Highline School District Levy Will Pass

ELECTION UPDATE: Looks Like Highline School District Levy Will Pass

UPDATE WED. 2/9/11 5pm: King County Elections released the second round of results on Tuesday’s election, and the Highline School District Levy is looking like it will definitely pass with 59.86%... [Read more]

UPDATE: County Certifies Primary Results; Highest Turnout Since ’04

UPDATE: County Certifies Primary Results; Highest Turnout Since ’04

King County Elections certified the results of the Aug. 17th Primary Election Wednesday morning (Sept. 1st), and announced a total voter turnout of 39 percent, the highest for a primary since 2004, with... [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]

Mary Kay Letourneau Turned Down As “Poll Worker”

Mary Kay Letourneau Turned Down As “Poll Worker”

BURIEN – Infamous former Burien grade school teacher and convicted child rapist Mary Kay Letourneau is back in the news – this time not for having an affair with an underage boy, but for... [Read more]