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Locations in King County to Drop off Ballots until 8 PM on Nov 3, 2009

Here is the link to King County Elections to see a map and locations where your ballot can be dropped off today, Election Day, Nov 3, 2009 up until  8 PM.


Here are the King County locations:

•Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn, 98002

•Library Connection @ Crossroads, 15600 NE 8th St., outside of Suite K-11, 98008

•Black Diamond Library, 24707 Roberts Dr., 98010

•Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave SE, 98042

•Des Moines Library, 21620 11th Avenue S., 98198

•Earlington Business Center, 919 SW Grady Way, 98057

•Fall City Library, 33415 SE 42 Pl., 98024

•Federal Way Library, 848 S 320th St, 98003

•Kent Regional Library, 212 2nd Ave N, 98032

•Lake Forest Park Library, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 98155 near the lower level mall entrance

•Seattle, King County Administration Building, 500 Fourth Ave., 98104

•Seattle, White Center Library, 11220 16th S.W., Seattle, 98146

•Tukwila, King County Elections Headquarters, 9010 East Marginal Way S, 98108

•Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Rd NE, 98072

also these Seattle Neighborhood Service Center locations

•Ballard, 5604 22nd Ave NW, 98107

•Central, 2301 S Jackson, 98144

•Delridge, 5405 Delridge Way SW, 98106

•Lake City, 12525 28th Ave NE, 98125

•Southeast, 3815 S Othello St, 98118

•University, 4534 University Way NE, 98105

Municipal League Gives Sherril Huff and David Irons Highest Rating for King County Director of Elections

The Municipal League of King County released their ratings today for the 6 candidates running for King County Director of Elections. As the result of voters last November passing I-25, King County voters will be voting for the first time for an elected Director of Elections in a special election on Feb 3, 2009.

Here are the ratings in alphabetical order:

Bill Anderson – Very Good
Chris Clifford – Adequate
Sherril Huff – Outstanding
David Irons – Outstanding
Julie Kempf – Adequate
Pam Roach – Adequate

You can read the questionnaires submitted to the King County Municipal League by each of the candidates by clicking on the link. You can also get links to the candidates websites.

You can get statements by each of the candidates as they were recorded in the King County Video Voters Guide by clicking on the link.

The election will be the first all mail election for King County voters. There will be no primary, so whoever gets the most votes in the Feb 3, 2009 election will be the winner.

This poorly designed process that was put on the ballot as the result of a paid signature campaign by Republicans is a rush job that does not best serve the voters. The lack of a primary in particular allows a candidate with less than 50% of the vote to win if votes are more or less split among 6 candidates.

So far very little money has been reported as being raised for this race by the candidates. As of today on the PDC website for this race Sherril Huff has reported raising $3500 and Pam Roach $3200. None of the other 4 candidates have reported raising anything and Chris Clifford has not even filed with the PDC as running.

The Municipal League is having 2 candidate forums for the King County Director of Elections race.

King County Elections Director Candidate Forum
Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 NW 67th St. NW, Seattle
Tuesday January 13th 7-8:30 p.m.

King County Elections Director Candidate Forum
The Golf Club at Newcastle
15500 Six Penny Lane
Newcastle, WA
Sat. Jan 17th, 9 AM – 11 AM