It’s voting time, COVID hospitalizations on the rise, gun violence panel at Wednesday’s COW meeting and Seafair Indian POWWOW Days, Ballard Seafood Fest, King County Fair and lots of other summer events to enjoy!

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July 15, 2022


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We are officially in mid-July and the sunny weather is finally here to confirm it. Besides the weather, we also know that mid-July is here because Primary Election ballots will be hitting mailboxes any day now! King County Elections mailed more than 1.4 million ballots to registered voters on Wednesday with more going out daily. If voters have not received their ballot in the mail by Monday, July 18th, they can call King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683).

Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day (August 2nd) or returned to one of the 76 drop boxes locations across the county, including the newest locations in Woodinville and Uptown on Queen Anne (corner of 1st Avenue N and Mercer Street by Met Market). I was pleased to help in getting that one arranged. There is also a new drop box location for the box that used to be in front of the King County Administration Building. That box is now located in front of King Street Center (Corner of 2nd Avenue S and S King Street). Drop boxes are open 24-hours, seven days a week, until 8 p.m. sharp on Election Day.

If you are not registered to vote yet, you can register to vote online until July 25. You can also register and vote through 8 p.m. on Election Day at any of KCE’s Vote Center locations.

In 2020, the Primary Election turnout reached 56%. I would love to see King County top that for our 2022 Primary!

As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at  

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.