Tuesday is election day. If you haven’t taken advantage of the opportunity to mail your vote for free, you may have blown the opportunity. Not all mail that gets picked up tomorrow or delivered tomorrow gets postmarked for tomorrow. A Wednesday postmark will leave your ballot envelope sealed and uncounted.
The next-best option is to find one of the many drop boxes near you, and drop it off there by 8 pm Tuesday. Don’t worry if it is the wrong county. The ballots will make their way to the correct counting center.
Drop boxes near light rail stations include:
- Seattle Central College (a couple blocks south of Capitol Hill Station)
- King County Administration Building, 500 4th Ave (a block east of Pioneer Square Station)
- Uwajimaya (a couple blocks south and block east of International District / Chinatown Station)
- Beacon Hill Library (a block south of Beacon Hill Station)
- Rainier Community Center (a few blocks east of Columbia City Station)
- Rainier Beach Community Center (several blocks east of Rainier Beach Station)
There is also a drop box at the west end of the UW campus, at the southeast corner of University Way NE and NE 41st St, among many others throughout the county and state.
You also have the option of standing in line at an accessible voting site, and casting an electronic vote. Get in line by 8 pm Tuesday. Three accessible voting sites are available in King County today and tomorrow:
- King County Administration Building, room 440
- Bellevue Regional Library
- King County Elections headquarters in Renton
Union Station is no longer an accessible voting site, so go to the County Administration Building, 500 4th Ave, 4th floor.
You’ve heard about all that money that will be given to that “unelected and unaccountable board” from the carbon pollution fee (Initiative 1631), to (ahem) make recommendations to the Legislature about how to spend it, since the $31 million spent by Big Oil to educate you has surely given you several mailers. Consider this our last, best chance to get the state into the business of funding transit and transit construction. And what better way to do it than to charge polluters? (Yeah, I know, someone will argue that it can’t pay for it all, and it is not a dependable funding source, so the polluters should get off free, and it’ll trickle down, and won’t prevent any pollution at all, or won’t prevent enough so why not just give up trying, or we should just wait for the Legislature to act, or someone has a slightly better approach and the money to collect the signatures to put it on the ballot, and, really there is no rush and we must get it perfect and get consensus from the oil companies, etc.)
Our full list of endorsements can be accessed from the top bar. Let’s tell Big Oil we want a future for life on Earth.