Voting Section

CLIFF’S EDGE: We (I) can get even better at this voting stuff…

CLIFF’S EDGE: We (I) can get even better at this voting stuff…

While ballots in elections locally and across the country are still being counted, there are far too many conclusions being drawn and distributed as to what the election results mean. I can’t deny the... [Read more]

REMINDER: The deadline to register to vote is Monday, Oct. 9

REMINDER: The deadline to register to vote is Monday, Oct. 9

REMINDER: The deadline to register to vote is Monday, Oct. 9. To register to vote in Washington, you must be: A citizen of the United States A legal resident of Washington state At least 18 years old... [Read more]

ELECTION: Olguin & Manning; Wagner & Matta; Green & Tosta; Marx & Janssen

ELECTION: Olguin & Manning; Wagner & Matta; Green & Tosta; Marx & Janssen

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election have been released, and with 18.05% of the votes counted, here’s how the Burien City Council horse race – of 17 candidates... [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…

League of Women Voters sponsoring ‘Ballots & Baristas’ event on Tues., Nov. 1

League of Women Voters sponsoring ‘Ballots & Baristas’ event on Tues., Nov. 1

The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a nonpartisan, well-informed community conversation about King County ballot measures on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Burien Starbucks located at... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Democracy in action at Burien caucuses

PHOTOS: Democracy in action at Burien caucuses

Burien residents were out in force at the Democratic Caucuses Saturday morning (March 26), and here are some pics. First, at Seahurst Elementary, Maureen Hoffmann took these photos (click images to... [Read more]

UPDATE: Democratic Presidential Caucus will be Saturday, March 26

UPDATE: Democratic Presidential Caucus will be Saturday, March 26

From resident Rebecca Dare comes this update: Hi, Neighbors. The Democratic Presidential Caucus will convene at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning March 26, to vote for Presidential candidates, accept resolutions... [Read more]

Washington State Caucuses will be this Saturday, Feb. 20 & Saturday, Mar. 26

Washington State Caucuses will be this Saturday, Feb. 20 & Saturday, Mar. 26

Presidential Caucuses for Washington State will be held this Saturday, Feb. 20 (for Republicans), and March 26 for Democrats. To vote in the 2016 Presidential Primary, you must be a registered voter in... [Read more]

ELECTION: Incumbents winning; Bell beating Green by just 2 votes

ELECTION: Incumbents winning; Bell beating Green by just 2 votes

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 3) General Election have been released, with 19.37% of votes counted, the Burien City Council race shows the two incumbents (Edgar and Krakowiak) are... [Read more]

Video Voters’ Guide released; Burien’s Goodspaceguy recites original poem

Video Voters’ Guide released; Burien’s Goodspaceguy recites original poem

King County TV has released a ‘Video Voters’ Guide,’ which provide voters information on candidates and issues on the 2015 General Election ballot. It’s now available through TV, as... [Read more]

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]

REMINDER: Ballots are due Tuesday!

REMINDER: Ballots are due Tuesday!

Have YOU voted on the school levy/bond yet? Ballots are due Tuesday, Feb. 10, and can be dropped off locally at a ballot box near Burien City Hall/Town Square on the corner of SW 152nd Street and 5th Place... [Read more]

ELECTION: School Bond inches up to 57.68% approval Thursday night

ELECTION: School Bond inches up to 57.68% approval Thursday night

King County Elections released the fourth round of results for Tuesday’s election, and the Highline School District Bond continues to inch up, now with 57.68% approving as of Thursday night, Nov.... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns indicate that School Bond may not pass

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns indicate that School Bond may not pass

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) General Election have been released, and the early tallies show that one of the more contentious local issues – Proposition 1, the Highline School... [Read more]

ELECTION: North Highline Fire District Prop. #1 passes; incumbents leading

ELECTION: North Highline Fire District Prop. #1 passes; incumbents leading

With 266,539 ballots counted, the King County Elections Board released the first round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election, and it looks like the North Highline Fire District Prop. #1 will... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Early results show all City Council incumbents losing

ELECTION RESULTS: Early results show all City Council incumbents losing

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 5) General Election have been released, and the early tallies for Burien City Council shows that all the current incumbents (Block, McGilton, Clark)... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘People of Burien be careful for whom you vote’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘People of Burien be careful for whom you vote’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] DISAPPOINTED Last night I attended the... [Read more]

REMINDER: Ballots go out Oct. 16; are you registered to vote?

REMINDER: Ballots go out Oct. 16; are you registered to vote?

Our B-Town Blog Readers are quite civic minded, of course, but sometimes sending in a change of address to the county elections office can easily slip the mind of even the most fastidious busy person. If... [Read more]

ELECTION UPDATE: No changes; here’s who you’ll choose from Nov. 5

ELECTION UPDATE: No changes; here’s who you’ll choose from Nov. 5

The second round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election were released Wednesday afternoon, and it looks like it’s settling into solid leads for Lauren Berkowitz and Jack Block Jr. for Position... [Read more]

It’s Election Day – be sure to return your voting ballot by 8 p.m.!

It’s Election Day – be sure to return your voting ballot by 8 p.m.!

You have until 8 p.m. tonight – Tuesday, Aug. 6 – to drop your ballot off in this Ballot Drop Box, located on SW 152nd near City Hall. REMINDER: Ballots for today’s (Tuesday, Aug. 6) Primary... [Read more]

Sponsored Post ‘Please vote for change in the August 6 primary election’

‘Please vote for change in the August 6 primary election’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a paid Advertisement:] PLEASE VOTE FOR CHANGE IN THE AUGUST 6 PRIMARY We don’t have to wait until November to change the direction of Burien. The August 6th... [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]

Municipal League seeking candidate evaluation committee volunteers

Municipal League seeking candidate evaluation committee volunteers

The Municipal League announced that they’re seeking volunteers to evaluate candidates for the coming elections, as part of their 2013 Candidate Evaluation Committees (CEC). “Are you interested... [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]