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Where You Can Drop Off Your 2020 Elections Vote-By-Mail Ballot In Seattle

By Gabriel Nunes

Where You Can Drop Off Your 2020 Elections Vote-By-Mail Ballot In Seattle

Ballots have been sent out… now it’s time to vote!

So you’ve decided to vote by mail in Seattle for the 2020 elections — fantastic! You have likely already received your ballot in the mail by now since they were sent out last week. To complete the voting process, it’s time to fill out the ballot and send it in.

(If you haven’t received your ballot yet, check here to confirm that you’re registered to vote and have your current mailing address updated. You have up to October 26 to register to vote.) 

The process is simple: once you have your ballot in hand, all you have to do is complete it, sign it, and then submit it by either sending it by mail (no stamp required) or dropping it off at one of the official drop boxes scattered throughout Seattle. 

You have until 8 pm on Tuesday, November 3 to get your ballot into one of the official drop boxes. If sending it by mail, it must be postmarked by November 3. The USPS recommends that ballots be mailed a week before Election Day.

But where are the official drop boxes in Seattle? To make sure you’re informed of where you can drop off your ballot, we’ve compiled a list of official ballot drop boxes.

Official Ballot Drop Boxes in Seattle

*An asterisk indicates a drive-up ballot drop box

Ballard

Ballard Branch Library
Corner of NW 57th St and 22nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill Library
2821 Beacon Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

NewHolly Neighborhood Campus
7054 32nd Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

Broadview/Greenwood

Broadview Library
12755 Greenwood Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133

Bryn Mawr-Skyway

Skyway Library
12601 76th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98178

Capitol Hill

Seattle Central College
Broadway-Edison Building (northeast corner)
1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

Central District

Garfield Community Center
2323 E Cherry Street
Seattle, WA 98122

Chinatown/International District

Uwajimaya
619 6th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104

Columbia City

Rainier Community Center
4600 38th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

Downtown

King County Administration Building
500 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Fremont/Wallingford

Waterway 19 Park (next to Gas Works Park)
2119 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103

Green Lake/Phinney

Green Lake Community Center
7201 East Green Lake Drive North
Seattle, WA 98115

Lake City

Lake City Library
12501 28th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98125

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Magnolia

Magnolia Park*
1461 Magnolia Boulevard West
Seattle, WA 98199

Northgate

North Seattle College (south visitor lot access from N 95th St)
9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

Queen Anne

Seattle Pacific University Bookstore*
310 W Bertona Street
Seattle, WA 98119

Rainier Valley

Rainier Beach Community Center
8825 Rainier Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98118

Sandpoint/Laurelhurst

Magnuson Park/The Brig*
6344 NE 74th Street
Seattle, WA 98115

South Lake Union

South Lake Union
310 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

South Park

South Park Library
8604 8th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98108

University District

University of Washington Campus
Schmitz Hall (by north entrance on NE 41st Street)
1410 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98195

West Seattle/Delridge

Alaska Junction
Corner of SW Alaska Street and 44th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98116

High Point Library
3411 SW Raymond Street
Seattle, WA 98126

South Seattle College (at the entrance of the Robert Smith Building)
6000 16th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98106

White Center

White Center Library
1409 SW 107th Street
Seattle, WA 98146

According to King County Elections, ballot drop boxes have started to fill up fast, with 60,000 ballots having already been dropped off around the country within the first five days. However, with 1.4 million voters in King County, there are still many more ballots expected.

If you end up not being able to mail in your vote before the deadline, you can always go vote in person before 8 pm on November 3.

Regardless of whether you choose to vote by mail, in-person, or online, it is important to make sure you get your vote in (the earlier, the better!) as it allows your voice to be heard.

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