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Second Ballot Drop Box to be Installed at Kingsgate Library

County and local officials to welcome a new ballot box with ribbon cutting event

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold will join King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci and King County Elections Director Julie Wise to welcome the installation of a new ballot box at the Kingsgate Library (12315 NE 143rd Street, Kirkland, WA 98034) on Oct. 21 at noon with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. 

The addition of Kirkland’s second ballot box will provide a more accessible and convenient location for Kingsgate-area residents to drop their ballots off during the upcoming election. On July 15, Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen cut the ribbon on the City’s first ballot box, located near the south entrance of Kirkland City Hall (123 5th Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033). Picture of Ballot Box at Kingsgate Library in Kirkland

All King County ballot boxes will open to the public on Oct. 20 and will remain open 24-hours-a-day until 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8, 2016.  County officials will seal the box at 8 p.m. sharp on Election Day, no exceptions. No stamp is required for ballots dropped off in an official King County ballot box. For a list of all King County drop boxes, visit the King County Elections website. 

King County accessible voting centers (AVC) are open to voters who may have difficulty completing their ballot. Trained staff and specialized equipment are available to assist constituents with disabilities, while still allowing a private and independent vote. Anyone who would like to vote at an AVC may do so. Alternate formats of the Local Voter’s Pamphlet are available upon request. Contact the King County Elections office by phone at 206-296-VOTE (8683) or by email at Services are available in 120 languages.