Elections for local, state and national offices (not to mention some important Initiatives) are on Tuesday, November 6, so don’t forget to vote! And once you’ve filled out your ballot, your vote won’t count unless it’s safely conveyed to county elections officials.
Sending in your ballot has never been easier. This year for the first time, ballot return envelopes are marked with return postage, so all you have to do is drop it in a mailbox; no hunting around your house for stamps. But if you haven’t got a blue mailbox near you, and you’re concerned about the security of leaving your outgoing mail in your home mailbox for pickup by the mail carrier, then popping your ballot in a drop box may be the best option for you.
This year, King County has installed a number of new ballot drop boxes, and one is next to Gas Works Park at 2119 North Northlake Way in a spot known technically as Waterway 19 Park. I was a little uncertain about where this was, so I took a walk down there.
The drop box is right off Northlake Way at a turn out, easily visible from the road and the Burke Gilman Trail. I took a photo to help orient you.