Vote on car tabs by 8 tonight

Today is the last day for voters to mark and return their ballots in King County. Most voters have only one issue to decide on, King County's Proposition 1 for 10-year increases in sales and use tax and car tab fees. Lake Washington School District also has a bond measure on the ballot.

King County's Proposition 1, if passed by a simple majority of voters, would allow the county to increase sales and use tax by 0.1 percent, and add a $60 fee per vehicle to the cost of car license tabs. Both increases are intended to fund public transportation and road safety and maintenance. Sixty percent of revenues would go to fund Metro Transit programs, while the remaining 40 percent would be allocated to cities and unincorporated areas of the county, based on population. These funds would be dedicated to road maintenance and improvement.

King County Elections has received about 371,000 ballots to date out of nearly 1.2 million ballots sent for today’s special election.

Voters have until 8 p.m. tonight to return ballots by mail, or to a drop-off location. If voting by mail, remember to affix a 49-cent first-class stamp to the envelope, and be sure the envelope is postmarked with today's date. Ballots arriving with a postmark later than election day, by law, will not be opened.
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