[NFBWATLK] accessible voting in King County

Marci Carpenter mjc59 at comcast.net
Tue Oct 31 17:49:03 UTC 2017


Below is information about the hours and locations for accessible voting units in King County. The extension of after work hours (such as they are) only occurred after I complained to Julie Wise, the County Elections Director. It’s great to have a downtown Seattle location available for early voting, but the options for working folks are very limited. Ms. Wise cited low use as her reason for eliminating the weekend hours at Union Station. I informed her that, for some working people or students, Saturday might be the only time when they can get to a voting center. For East county residents who don't have reason to travel to Seattle there is only a 4 hour window of time today (Halloween) at the Bellevue Library with no time on Election Day.

There is also a special recall election in December in Black Diamond. Dates and times for using accessible voting machines for that election are listed below the first list. The only time to actually vote in Black Diamond is a 4 hour time period on November 30 and no hours on Election Day, December 5.

in one of her emails Julie Wise stated that anyone who is not able to make it to one of the locations could contact her office. I am enclosing her contact information at the bottom of this emil. I would encourage you to contact her with any concerns you may have with these dates and times. She is an elected official and has made her contact information available on public documents in the past. I am currently in communication with the King County Executive and County Council because of this and because of the way these decisions were made. We may want to take further action so stay tuned.

The information below is from the King County Elections office
Below is a list of the vote centers with the address of the location and the dates and times each location is available. A list of the accessible voting centers <http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/how-to-vote/ballots/returning-my-ballot/accessible-voting-centers.aspx> and accessible voting options <http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/how-to-vote/ballots/accessible-voting-options.aspx> is attached and is also available on our website.
 
King County Elections Office
919 SW Grady Way, Renton, 98057
Weekdays, October 18 to November 6
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Extended to 7 pm November 6
Election Day, November 7
8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Voter Registration Annex
King County Administration Building
500 4th Ave, Room 440, Seattle, 98104
Weekdays, October 18 to November 6
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Extended to 7 pm November 6
Election Day, November 7
8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Bellevue Regional Library
1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, 98004
Tuesday, October 31
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
 
Washington Talking Book and Braille Library
2021 9th Ave, Seattle, 98121
Thursday, November 2
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Extended to 7 pm


Black Diamond election
King County Elections Office
919 SW Grady Way, Renton, 98057
Weekdays, November 15 to December 4
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Election Day, December 5
8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Voter Registration Annex
King County Administration Building
500 4th Ave, Room 440, Seattle, 98104
Weekdays, November 15 to December 4
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Election Day, December 5
8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Black Diamond Library
1111 110th Ave NE, Black Diamond, 98010
Thursday, November 30
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Contact information for Julie Wise
Julie Wise
Director
King County Elections
206-477-4140
julie.wise at kingcounty.gov
 


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