The Coalition on Homelessness needs YOUR help to make sure that everyone in our community knows how to vote in the November 3, 2015 General Election. This year the Coalition and Member Organizations, thanks to great staff and volunteers, helped 188 homeless and unstably housed people register to vote, and we want to make sure that each of them, and anyone else you work with, know how, when, and where to turn in ballots, as well as what to do if they haven’t received their ballot. Please share this information and call King County Elections (206) 296-VOTE (8683) if you have any voting related questions.
Another opportunity to TAKE ACTION: Join Coalition members on Tuesday, October 20 at the Seattle City Council Budget Hearing (Seattle City Hall: 600 4th Ave, Seattle, 98104) to tell your elected officials why it is necessary to fully fund Human Services. Check out this Action Alert from the Seattle Human Services Coalition for more information. We need your help to fill the room in support of human services.
IMPORTANT ELECTIONS DATES:
- Tuesday, October 20 Ballots are mailed to registered voters 20 days prior to the election. If you have not received your ballot by Tuesday, October 20, call King County Elections (206) 296-8683. SPREAD THE WORD – put up a sign in your building to alert folks to call King County Elections if they haven’t received their ballot, and to let them know where to drop off ballots near your location.
- Monday, Oct 26 In-person voter registration deadline for people not currently registered in WA State. Your new registration must be received in-person at either the Renton office: 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057-2906, or Seattle office: 500 4th Avenue, Room 440, Seattle, WA 98104.
- Tuesday, Nov 3 Election Day! Ballots must be dropped at ballot drop box (by 8pm) or postmarked by Nov 3, 2015.
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HOW TO TURN IN YOUR BALLOT:
Ballots can either be mailed in (with first-class stamp, postmarked by Tuesday, November 3), or dropped off at a Ballot Drop Box (24 hours/day – see below) or Ballot Drop-Off Van (daytime hours 10/31, 11/2-11/3 – see below). You can also download a word document of this information.
24-HOUR BALLOT DROP BOX LOCATIONS:
Available 24 hours a day between October 15 and 8:00pm on Election Day, November 3
BALLOT DROP-OFF VAN LOCATIONS:
Available October 31 & November 2 from 10am to 5pm and on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2015 from 10am to 8pm
ACCESSIBLE VOTING LOCATIONS:
If you need special equipment to vote, or you have not received a replacement ballot by election day, you may request a provisional ballot in person at one of these locations. Visit King County Elections for more information and hours.
Seattle Union Station
401 S. Jackson
Seattle, WA 98104
Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Renton – King County Elections
919 SW Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057