Voters in Issaquah will begin receiving their General Election ballots in the mail starting Oct. 19. Below are the key dates for the election as well as information on how to register, how to return your ballot and request a replacement if needed.
- October 19: Ballots Mailed
- October 20: Drop boxes open
- October 31: Online and by mail registrations must be received
- November 8: Election Day! Drop boxes close at 8 p.m. sharp or ballots must be postmarked by today. Register to vote by 8 p.m at the County Elections Office.
Register to Vote
- To be eligible to register to vote, you must be a US citizen, a Washington State resident, and you must be 18 years old by Election Day. Effective January 1, 2022, if you have been convicted of a felony in Washington State, another state, or federal court, your right to vote is restored as long as you are not currently serving a DOC sentence in total confinement. Going forward, voting rights are immediately restored upon release from prison, regardless of community supervision status. All you need to do is register to vote.
What's On the Ballot?
There will be a total of 90 offices and 140 candidates up for election, including Washington’s Senator, Members of Congress, State Legislators, and Secretary of State. There are also 13 measures on the ballot for voters to weigh-in on, including two countywide measures.
How to Return Your Ballot
There are three ways to return your ballot:
- Drop Boxes: Boxes open on Thursday, October 20. Ballot drop boxes are a secure and convenient way for voters to return their ballot. In Issaquah there is a drop box located at City Hall (130 E Sunset Way Issaquah, WA 98027). A list of all 76 boxes can be found online. The drop box closes at 8 p.m. on Election Night, Nov. 8.
- By mail: We recommend dropping your ballot in the mail by the Friday before Election Day to make sure it gets postmarked in time to be counted. Your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day.
- Vote Centers: Vote centers are available to voters who need assistance completing their ballot. Trained staff and specialized equipment are available to help voters with disabilities cast a private, independent ballot.
Follow Your Ballot
Sign-up for Ballot Notifications: Voters can sign-up to receive text messages, emails (or both!) about when their ballot is mailed, when King County Elections has received it and when their signature has been verified. This is available in Chinese, English, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese. Voters can sign-up at My Voter Information Tool.
Make a Plan! Vote Early!
- Life is busy and creating a vote plan can help make sure you get your ballot in on time. Make a vote plan today so that you know when you’ll vote, who you’ll vote for and how you’ll return your ballot.
- Voting early means that you can rest easy on Election Day know that you did your part and it means that we are able to provide a more meaningful set of initial results on Election Night
If you have any questions, please reach out. Give King County Elections a call at 206-296-VOTE (8683).