November News Update and Upcoming Events

dave upthegrove - king county council district 5

November News Update and Upcoming Events

Election Day


Voting is a key part of civic life. If you are a registered voter, you should have received your ballot in the mail last week. If you didn’t, please contact King County Elections at or 206-296-VOTE (8683). Services are available in 120 languages.

Ballots are due on Tuesday, November 6th. You may return your ballot to a drop box by 8pm on Election Day, or have it post marked by November 6th. This cycle, thanks to the leadership of the Elections Director and the King County Council, no stamp is needed to return your ballot.

If you need help filling out your ballot, King County Elections offers accessible voting centers – more information here.

United Way Family Resource Exchange

This month I joined hundreds of Highline families at the United Way Family Resource Exchange. This amazing event connects families with housing opportunities and other social services. They received partnership help from Mary’s Place and Wellspring Family Services – two amazing organizations, dedicated to helping families live safe, healthy lives.

It was uplifting to see the community come together, and share their Saturday helping others.

United Way 1

United Way 2

King County Budget

The budget discussions continue at the King County Council. Our online town hall tool allows you to share your budget priorities with me - I encourage you to check it out.

You can also find opportunities for public comment, and the budget timeline on the Council budget website.

Budget Panel

Upcoming Events in District 5

Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 22nd so most County and City offices will be closed on the 22nd and 23rd.

For information on other November events, visit my website for a list of opportunities to connect with resources and enjoy all that South King County has to offer.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any comments or concerns, I always appreciate hearing from you.



King County Councilmember
District 5