If you haven’t yet mailed in your primary ballot, you still have time.
It’s a packed one, with races for statewide, congressional, legislative, judicial and local offices, as well as some spending measures, depending on where you live. At the end of this story are the races you'll be voting on.
Washington votes all by mail, and ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, Aug. 7, in order to be counted. Be sure to use first-class postage.
You can also drop off your ballot without a stamp at one of 15 drop-off locations in King County, or visit an accessible voting center if you need help with your ballot. Be sure to do it by 8 p.m. Tuesday, and click on the links above for information about hours.
If you lost or damaged your ballot, you can mark, review and print it out here before mailing it.
As of Friday, 170,460 voters, or 15.33 percent of King County’s 1.11 million registered voters, had returned their ballots. (The Secretary of State’s Office expects about 46 percent turnout statewide for this primary.)
- Leg District 5:
2012 Primary Election Races and Issues:
(Ed Note: For federal, state and judicial races, we've linked to the 2012 video voters guide provided by TVW. For all others, we've linked to the candidate websites as indicated in the voters pamphlet.)
King County Proposition No. 1: Children and Family Services Center Capital Levy
- U.S. Senator:
- Congressional District No. 8
State of Washington
- Lt. Governor
- Secretary of State
- Jim McIntire (campaign site)
- Attorney General
- Commissioner of Public Lands
- Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Insurance Commissioner
Leg. District No. 5 (Krain and north including Black Diamond)
- State Senator
- State Rep. 1
- State Rep. 2
Leg. District No. 31 (Enumclaw area)
State Supreme Court
- Position No. 2
- Position No. 8
- Bruce O. Danielson
- Steve Gonzalez
- Position No. 9
Court of Appeals, Division No. 1, District No. 1
- Position No. 4
- Ronald E. Cox
- Position No. 7
- Marlin Appelwick
King County Superior Court
Candidates that did not have links above did not provide websites in the voters' pamphlet and/or did not participate in the TVW video voters' guide. For information on all candidates and issues, view the King County voters’ pamphlet here.