Check mailbox for primary election ballots

Ballots for the Aug. 7 primary election will be mailed this week.

On July 18, King County Elections mailed ballots to registered voters for the Aug. 7 primary election, with one change this year: ballots will have prepaid postage.

The ballot drop box at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center opened on July 12. Voters must return their ballot to the drop box by 8 p.m. on Aug. 7, or postmark it by Election Day if voting by mail.

You can vote and return your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service as soon as you receive it; no stamp is needed.

There are a few items on this year’s primary ballot, including races for U.S. senator, state and U.S. representative and King County Proposition No. 1, a regular property tax levy for automated fingerprint identification system services.

The U.S. Senate race features 29 candidates, including incumbent Maria Cantwell. The two who earn the most votes will advance to the November general election.

In the 9th Congressional District, incumbent Adam Smith is running against fellow Democrat Sarah Smith and Republican Doug Basler.

There are three candidates for each position in the 41st. Incumbent Tana Senn (D-Mercer Island) is running against Republican Tim Cruickshank and Libertarian Nathaniel Deily to retain her seat in Position 1, while Mercer Island City Council member Wendy Weiker is running against fellow Democrat My-Linh Thai and Republican Michael Appleby for Position 2.

If voters have further questions about the primary election, ballots or voting, contact King County Elections at elections@kingcounty.gov or 206-296-VOTE (8683).


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@mi-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.mi-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

[flipp]

More in News

Bret Chiafalo. File photo
Supreme Court says state can punish WA faithless electors

Justices: Presidential electors, including Everett man, must keep pledge to back popular vote winner

File photo.
Parks Department provides new update on closures, availability of amenities

The comprehensive update was published last week.

Council chambers. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island
                                Council chambers. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island
Boards, commission meetings resuming over Zoom

Starting July 8, board and commission meetings will be held remotely akin to the city council.

Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidance allowing the resumption of self-service buffets, salad bars, salsa bars, drink stations and other types of communal food sources in Phase 2. File photo
Buffets and salad bars back on the menu in King County

Gov. Jay Inslee has revised rules to allow self-serve food areas in Phase 2 of the state’s reopening.

Brian Tilley (left) and Katie Dearman work the wash station Friday at Kate’s Greek American Deli in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Governor’s no-mask, no-service order begins across Washington

“Just do not ring up the sale,” Gov. Jay Inslee said about customers who do not don the proper masks.

King County homeless count: 11,751 people, up 5 percent from 2019

One night a year, volunteers spread out across Seattle and King County… Continue reading

Nurse Sylvia Keller, pictured with Gov. Jay Inslee, is on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle in Yakima County. Courtesy photo
Governor doubles down on mask rules

Inslee: Starting July 7, businesses do not serve those who do not wear a mask

File photo.
New shoreline regulations to take effect July 9

An ordinance amending the city’s Shoreline Master Program was adopted June 16.

State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Politicians get pay raises, state workers get furloughs

A citizens panel approved the hikes in 2019. Unable to rescind them, lawmakers look to donate their extra earnings.

Most Read