General election woes? Video Voters' Guide to the rescue! 🗳️✅

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Video Voters' Guide saves the day 🦸🗳️

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Your ballot should arrive any day now! If you're feeling unsure about your vote, don't worry! With two-minute statements from candidates in 16 different races and ballot measures, our Video Voters' Guide is here to clear things up and help you make an informed decision. 


District 4 election pits tech entrepreneur against public servant

Blue background with side-by-side headshots of Ron Davis (bald) and Maritza Rivera (short, dark hair)

Incumbent Alex Pedersen chose not to seek reelection this year, so District 4 voters will choose between tech entrepreneur and consultant Ron Davis and Seattle's former Office of Arts and Culture deputy director Maritza Rivera in November's general election.


Newcomers vie for District 5 city council seat

From left to right; Cathy Moore in tan jacket, Brian Callanan in dark suit, ChrisTiana ObeySumner in gray jacket

District 5 voters will decide between two newcomers to replace Councilmember Debora Juarez in the November general election. Retired King County Superior Court judge Cathy Moore and social equity consultant ChrisTiana ObeySumner debated legislation, housing, and public safety on City Inside/Out.


D6 candidates Hanning and Strauss square off on City Inside/Out

Dan Strauss and Pete Hanning are running for District 6

Fremont Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Pete Hanning and incumbent City Councilmember Dan Strauss face off on City Inside/Out as they compete for the District 6 seat. They explained why they believe their backgrounds make them the right candidates and debated the issues facing voters in Fremont, Ballard, Green Lake, and West Magnolia. 


In case you missed it: election edition

Have you met your Seattle City Council candidates yet? In case you missed our first four City Inside/Out debates, we've collected them all in once place for your civic convenience. 🖊️🗳️✅

  • District 1: Candidates Maren Costa and Rob Saka talked backgrounds, endorsements, and why they each believes they're the best one for the job.
  • District 2: Incumbent Tammy Morales and challenger Tanya Woo debated who has the best plan for their shifting district.
  • District 3: "You shouldn’t need a gallon of gas to get a gallon of milk.” Joy Hollingsworth and Alex Hudson discussed the issues facing their constituents.
  • District 7: Incumbent Andrew Lewis and retired naval officer Bob Kettle debated housing, public safety, and why they think they deserve your vote.

Your general election voting questions answered 🗳️

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King County Elections are sending out over 1.4 million ballots to voters this month. The General Election has been under way for weeks and the last day to vote is Tuesday, Nov. 7, by 8 p.m.

✔️ If you've completed your ballot, you can return it to a safe and secure King County ballot drop box. There are more than 75 scattered across the county and they're accessible 24/7. Find the closest drop box near you! You can also mail your ballot — no postage necessary — just be sure to have it postmarked no later than Tuesday, Nov. 7!

✔️ If you've voted, and want to track your ballot, go here.

❓ What do you need to register to vote? To register to vote, head to an in-person voting center. You will be asked the last four digits of your social security number. If you can't provide those digits, show a government issued ID or passport, and then sign a voter registration verifying you are a Washington resident. That's it!