Union Station at night

Union Station, where thousands of voters will queue up starting today to vote privately at accessible voting devices, instead of filling out their ballots at home and dropping them off at one of the many conveniently-located drop boxes, including the drop box on the east side of Uwajumaya, just east of Union Station.

Photo by SounderBruce / flickr

Yes. This coming Tuesday, November 8, is election day.

Two more walk-in voting sites, featuring accessible voting units, open today in King County:

Union Station, 401 S. Jackson St — the building upstairs from International District/Chinatown light rail and bus station, and just to the east of King Street Sounder Station.
Friday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Election day, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Bellevue City Hall, 450, 110th Ave NE — just to the east and a half block south of Bellevue Transit Center.
Friday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Election day, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The King County Elections HQ, 919 SW Grady Way, in Renton, will also continue to be open for voting.
Friday, Nov. 4, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Election day, Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Pierce County will have six walk-in voting sites starting Saturday:

  • Clover Park Technical College, Rotunda Building 3, 4500 Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest in Lakewood
  • Gig Harbor Civic Center, 3510 Grandview Street in Gig Harbor
  • Pierce County Maintenance Facility, 4812 196th Street East in Spanaway 
  • Pierce County Annex East Entrance, 2401 South 35th Street in Tacoma
  • Puyallup Library, 324 South Meridian in Puyallup
  • Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities, 6315 South 19th Street in Tacoma
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    All are open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The Pierce County Annex is already open for walk-in voting.

    Snohomish County will have a couple more voting sites Monday and Tuesday:

  • Lynnwood Sno-Isle Library, 19200 44th Ave W in Lynnwood
  • Medallion Hotel, 16710 Smokey Point Blvd in Arlington
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    The Snohomish County Administration Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave, 1st Floor Admin W Bldg in Everett remains open today for voting 9 am – 5 pm, and then next Monday and Tuesday 8 am – 8 pm.

    There will be no walk-in voting sites open on Sunday in any of the three counties.

    You must be in line by 8 p.m. Tuesday to vote at one of these sites.

    You also have dozens of conveniently-located drop boxes available, 24/7, including four within a block of various light rail stations, if you just want to return your filled-in ballot and not have to pay postage. Drop boxes will cease accepting ballots at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

    If you do mail your ballot back, it must be post-marked by Tuesday. If mailing it from home or dropping it at a mailbox, get it in the mailbox by Monday night. Dropping your ballot at a mailbox Tuesday does not guarantee a Tuesday postmark. Be sure to include first-class postage worth at least 47 cents (or 68 cents if returning Snohomish County’s huge ballot).

    Whether mailing or dropping off your ballot, sign and date the return envelope, and include contact info in case your ballot gets challenged.

    An additional newer option for voting is a markable online ballot at the Secretary of State’s website. The site includes a lot of other info regarding accessible voting. King County has its own markable online ballot page, as does Pierce County. Pay careful attention to the directions to make sure you have completed the process.

    The Secretary of State’s website can show you your personalized text-based voters’ guide. You can also view TVW’s video voters guide for statewide offices and ballot questions online.

    Check out STB’s general election endorsements, and review our ST3 library if you are still pondering how you will vote on Regional Proposition 1.

    11 Replies to “More Voting Sites, Including Union Station, Open Starting Today”

      1. *Sigh*. There are good reasons to vote against ST3. Why can’t they cite those instead of repeating those old so-far-out-of-context-they-might-as-well-be-down-in-Olympia canards?

    1. I seriously doubt “thousands of voters will queue up” to vote at Union Station. More likely a few hundred. Don’t scare people away.

      1. Thousands will queue up, but only a couple hundred at a time. The point remains that the ballot drop boxes are a much faster option.

        For those wanting to vote at the booths, the sooner you get to Union Station, the shorter the line will be.

    2. I voted on Friday and used the boxes just inside the Ruth Fisher ST Board room. The KC Elections staff were numerous and wearing orange vests. Orange is the new black.

      Representative Ruth Fisher was the chair of the House Transportation Committee when the RTA enabling legislation was drafted in Olympia. She crafted the notion of a new federated three-county government provided new taxing authority to implement high capacity transit. The members were to be appointed by the three executives and proportional to population. The 18th member is the WSDOT director. The awkward decision making of ST stems from this configuration. The district is huge (Trumpism). The area of King County is twice that of the three counties of Tri Met. The intercity distances are quite long. The affirmative votes are concentrated in Seattle; the need for high capacity transit is not spread evenly throughout the district.

    3. The Pierce County location really suck shit for transit users. At least Snohomish County picked one good transit location (their downtown elections office)

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