This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.

Public service announcement: Unless you live in King or Pierce counties, you have to mail your ballot in – there are no polling places. If you’ve lost your ballot, contact your county election department.

King county will join the 37 other counties in voting only by mail next year, but for now there are still polling places.

Oh, and a full 18% of Washington ballots are postmarked too late. Make sure it’s in the mail before pickup on Tuesday (perhaps drop it at the post office just to be sure).

We now return to your regular blogging, already in progress.