Puzzled by your primary election ballot? Sort it out with our Video Voters' Guide!

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Seattle/King County Video Voters' Guide

With ten races in King County and Seattle alone, choosing between such a large pool of candidates can quickly get overwhelming. Don’t be intimidated, the Seattle Channel’s Video Voters’ Guide is here to help!

Our Video Voters' Guide, 2021 Primary Election edition simplifies things with a non-partisan guide of unfiltered statements direct from the candidates themselves.

Races include King County Executive, King County Council, Seattle Mayor, Seattle City Attorney, Seattle City Council, and Seattle School Board. You’ll also hear about one ballot measure: the Property Tax Levy for Children, Youth, Families and Communities (Prop. 1).

Candidates appear in the video in the same order as they do on your ballot and each has two minutes to tell you who they are, why they’re running, and the pillars of their platform.

Ballots should arrive in the mail starting this week. So grab a pen, give our Video Voters' Guide a watch, and remember to submit your ballot by August 3rd!

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Welcome back Seattle!

Welcome Back Chinatown Internatonal District

This weekend, the City of Seattle is hosting a two-day celebration of local food and culture at Hing Hay Park! The events will feature martial arts demonstrations, lion dances, and cultural performances; live music and performances from local artists Hollis, Chong the Nomad, Evan Flory Barnes, Bleachbear, Daniel Pak, Massive Monkees, Chrysalis Circus, Totem Star, and more. There will also be a vaccination pop-up offering Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines. Drop by Hing Hay Park at 423 Maynard Ave. S. on Saturday July 17 and Sunday July 18, between 1 - 7 p.m.  

Welcome back Pioneer Square!

Then, it's Welcome Back Pioneer Square with live music from Shaina Shepherd, Shenandoah Davis, and The Black Tones. Plus, a "Found Fashion" exhibition from Path with Art, free screen printing from Party Hat Gallery, and a vaccine pop-up offering Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines. Stop by Occidental Square at 117 S. Washington St. on Saturday, July 24 between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Welcome Back to Westlake

Last but definitely not least, the city is hosting a family-friendly celebration at Westlake Park and Pacific Place. The event will feature a  "Halloween in July" event where kids and families can dress up and trick-or-treat across local vendors and stores in Westlake Park and Pacific Place. Plus, sidewalk sales, food trucks, free face painting, a costume contest, THRILLER dance classes, live performances featuring El Vez, Teatro Zinzanni, SANCA's Cirrus Circus, Lelavision, Up Up Circus, and more. There will also be a vaccination pop-up offering Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines. Visit Westlake Park at 401 Pine St. on Sunday July 25, between 12 - 8 p.m. to join in on the fun.

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Welcome Back!

Don't procrastinate, vaccinate!

Everyone who lives, works, or attends school in King County can now schedule a first and second appointment or schedule just a second appointment today at the City of Seattle's vaccination site. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when they receive their vaccine and require authorization from a parent or guardian during the registration process. Vaccinations do not require an advance appointment (but you can make an appointment if you like), are free, insurance is not required, and while presenting an ID card at the time of your vaccination is recommended, it is not a requirement.

Where to get your free vaccine:

For the most comprehensive and up-to-date information visit the City’s vaccination website at www.seattle.gov/vaccine. The site contains vaccine information in seven languages, and in-language assistance is also available over the phone with the Customer Service Bureau Monday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (206) 684-2489.

Even as more residents get vaccinated, please continue to follow all public health guidance. Visit this website from Public Health – Seattle & King County for more information.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, schedule a free test at one of the city's sites. 

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