Elections office adds new ballot drop boxes; Valley has locations in Fall City and Snoqualmie

King County Elections is opening 10 new drop boxes in time for the August primary election, for a total of 53 available drop boxes, including locations in Snoqualmie and Fall City.

King County Elections last week mailed ballots to nearly 1.3 million registered voters for the August primary election.

This Primary Election includes candidates for state and local offices as well as four ballot measures. The department projects 38 percent voter turnout for the primary election.

Races in the Valley include the Snoqualmie Mayor seat, with five candidates and Snoqualmie City Council Position 2, with three candidates.

“This is an important local election year in King County, with a record number of people running for office,” said Julie Wise, Director of King County Elections. “In a primary, only the top two candidates in a race advance to the general election. This is your opportunity to choose the candidates you want to see move forward.”

Ballots can be returned through the U.S. Postal Service, which requires a first class stamp, or they may be returned to any of the 53 ballot drop boxes open for this election. Ballots must be postmarked by Aug. 1 or returned to a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

The Snoqualmie Valley drop box locations are:

• Fall City Library, 33415 SE 42nd Place, Fall City; and

• Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Boulevard SE, Snoqualmie.

Return your ballot to a ballot drop-off location, no stamp required. Your ballot must be returned, either by mail or to a ballot drop-off location, by 8 p.m. election day. Plan ahead to avoid lines.

Voters who still haven’t received a ballot, or who have questions should call King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683).

For more information, visit King County Elections at http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections.aspx.