How and where to fill out and drop off your ballot in Seattle

Set aside some time to vote

November 3, 2016

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If you registered to vote in this insane election, you hopefully have your ballot either sitting in your mailbox or in that stack of unopened letters on your kitchen table. 

One thing that alwasys surprises me is how many things there are to vote for or against on the ballot. We are all caught up in the presidential section of the ballot that when you look down the rest of the sheet, it could feel like it doesn't really matter. 

But it matters. In fact, it matters a lot.

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While some of the races are uncontested, or even just two democrats running against each other, each of those boxes will have at least some influence on the region and the lives of the people that live in it. From each superior court judge to each initiative, it's important to take your time, not get overwhelmed, and at the bare minimum, take at least 30 minutes to sit with your computer, read a few sentences about who wants to do what, and vote.

When I voted last week, this is the guide that I used to look at each election, read the statements of each candidate and learn more about those elections down the ballot: Seattle Voter's Guide

When you're done, either put your ballot in the mailbox by November 8 (you need a stamp), or drop it off at any of these locations (you don't need a stamp).

If you don't know where to drop off a ballot, shoot me an email and I'll help you find the right spot! 

Voting for the president this year is going to take a lot of the attention away from these smaller elections, but the way you vote for the future of the region can often impact your day-to-day life even more. Do your research, take your time, but most of all, make sure your ballot is in the box by November 8.

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