LOCAL NEWS

Ballot turn-ins continue to soar to record levels in Washington state

Nov 2, 2020, 5:04 AM | Updated: 10:35 am
voting, secretary of state, Tarleton...
(AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)
(AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)

Washington continues to shatter previous voting records, having received nearly 3.3 million ballots statewide as of Sunday.

More 2020 election coverage from MyNorthwest

That totals 67.6% of all registered voters who’ve sent in their ballots ahead of Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3. At this point in the 2016 election, 43.9% of ballots had been turned in.

Several voting districts now crested the 70% mark as well, including Clallam, Columbia, Ferry, Island, Jefferson, King, Kittitas, Lincoln, Mason, Pacific, San Juan, Whatcom, and Whitman counties.

King County also reported that as of Monday, it has now received 80% of ballots.

This comes as cities have created in-person voting centers, including one inside CenturyLink Field in Seattle. At these centers, voters are able to register, receive their ballots, and cast their votes in one single trip; King County has seven such sites. They will remain open Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

MyNorthwest 2020 Voters Guide

King County Elections expects lines at voting centers to get longer the closer we get to Election Day, with the state expecting roughly 500,000 people to turn their ballots in on Tuesday. The fastest way to get your ballot in right now is to bring it to any one of dozens of drop boxes across the region. You can see the full list of locations here.

On Election Day, MyNorthwest will be providing end-to-end coverage, with insight from KIRO Radio’s Dave Ross, Colleen O’Brien, Dori Monson, and more.

Local News

avian flu...
Sam Campbell

Avian flu outbreak kills 700 waterfowl around Skagit Bay

The recent outbreak of avian flu comes after around 450 dead birds were removed from Wiser Lake in Whatcom County about a month ago
14 hours ago
Archdiocese of Seattle...
Bill Kaczaraba

Seattle Archdiocese pays $2.3M to victims of sexual abuse cases

The Archdiocese of Seattle announced Friday final settlements totaling almost $2.3 million for allegations of sexual abuse decades ago.
14 hours ago
fire...
L.B. Gilbert

Fire under control in Kent after causing public transit issues

A major fire at a Kent commercial building caused delays to public transit at Sound Transit's Kent Station on Friday morning.
14 hours ago
Photo from KIRO 7...
KIRO 7 News Staff

Closing arguments heard in trial of man accused of killing couple found washed ashore in suitcase

Jurors heard closing arguments Tuesday in a disturbing case involving bodies washed ashore on Alki Beach.
14 hours ago
Alert...
Lisa Brooks

Missing Indigenous Person Alert issued for 16-year-old boy in Snohomish County

The Washington State Patrol has issued a Missing Indigenous Person Alert on behalf of the Tulalip Tribal Police in Snohomish County.
14 hours ago
died...
Nicole Jennings

Family of man who died after delayed medic response sues City of Seattle

The family of a man who died of cardiac arrest after first responders delayed entering his home is suing the City of Seattle for $10 million.
14 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Comcast Ready for Business Fund...
Ilona Lohrey | President and CEO, GSBA

GSBA is closing the disparity gap with Ready for Business Fund

GSBA, Comcast, and other partners are working to address disparities in access to financial resources with the Ready for Business fund.
SHIBA WA...

Medicare open enrollment is here and SHIBA can help!

The SHIBA program – part of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner – is ready to help with your Medicare open enrollment decisions.
Lake Washington Windows...

Choosing Best Windows for Your Home

Lake Washington Windows and Doors is a local window dealer offering the exclusive Leak Armor installation.
Anacortes Christmas Tree...

Come one, come all! Food, Drink, and Coastal Christmas – Anacortes has it all!

Come celebrate Anacortes’ 11th annual Bier on the Pier! Bier on the Pier takes place on October 7th and 8th and features local ciders, food trucks and live music - not to mention the beautiful views of the Guemes Channel and backdrop of downtown Anacortes.
Swedish Cyberknife Treatment...

The revolutionary treatment of Swedish CyberKnife provides better quality of life for majority of patients

There are a wide variety of treatments options available for men with prostate cancer. One of the most technologically advanced treatment options in the Pacific Northwest is Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy using the CyberKnife platform at Swedish Medical Center.
Work at Zum Services...

Seattle Public Schools announces three-year contract with Zum

Seattle Public Schools just announced a three-year contract with a brand-new company to the Pacific Northwest to assist with their student transportation: Zum.
Ballot turn-ins continue to soar to record levels in Washington state