Mail-in ballot isn't the only way to vote in Washington state

The Secretary of State reports that 2.1 million ballots turned in among the state’s more than four million registered voters.

But mailing or dropping off your ballot isn’t the only way to get your vote counted.

>> Related: Find a ballot drop box near you

Accessible voting centers are available for voters who need assistance completing their ballot. Trained staff and specialized equipment are available to help voters with disabilities cast a private, independent ballot.

“We have ‘sip and puff’ adaptive equipment, we also have earphones so people can hear the ballot, instead of visually seeing the ballot, we can make the font larger,” said Julie Wise, the King County director of elections.

The machines are equipped for anyone who has a vision, hearing, or dexterity impairment. But also, if you never got your ballot or lost it, you’ll be able to go to one of the polling places.

Here are King County locations. See a map here.

Seattle Union Station

401 S. Jackson Street 
Seattle, WA 98104

Bellevue City Hall

450 110th Avenue NE 
Bellevue, WA 98004

King County Elections

919 SW Grady Way 
Renton, WA 98057

Here are Pierce County locations.

  • Clover Park Technical
  • Gig Harbor Civic Center
  • Pierce County Annex
  • Pierce County Maintenance Facility
  • Puyallup Library
  • TACID Building

Here are Snohomish County locations.

  • Snohomish County Auditor’s Office
  • Lynnwood Sno-Isle Library
  • Mediallion Hotel

At a polling location, a voter can go to the voting center and present identification. If there’s no ID, the voter can sign a document, to have that signature matched with the one on file when the person initially registered to vote.

Verified voters then receive a card programmed with the ballot corresponding to his/her voting jurisdiction. When the voter is finished making selections, a paper receipt will show the choices made.

“You can actually see your vote being cast, and it’s just more of an official process for me,” said Terry Swanlund, who drove from Enumclaw to Renton to vote in person.

“It’s an honor to vote, and I want to go in person to do so,” he said.

For those dropping off ballots at one of 43 locations, King County has also brought in law enforcement to accompany elections staff at each of those drop boxes on Tuesday. Police were already at some of the highly used ballot drop boxes on Monday.

KIRO 7 News' Siemny Kim went live from a polling location on Facebook on Monday.

Did you know you can vote in person in King County? KIRO 7 Anchor Siemny Kim is LIVE at one of King County's accessible voting centers. It's designed for people with disabilities who may need help casting a ballot, but no one is turned away! Have you already voted?

Posted by KIRO 7 News on Monday, November 7, 2016

If you need to drop off a ballot, you need to find a ballot drop box in King County near you. No stamp required. Ballots must be dropped off by 8 p.m. on Election Day.


Auburn Library
1102 Auburn Way S
Auburn, WA 98002

Muckleshoot Tribe – Philip Starr Building
39015 172nd Avenue SE
Auburn, WA 98092


Bellevue Regional Library
1111 110th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Crossroads Shopping Center
(south entrance)
15600 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008


Bothell City Hall
18415 101st Avenue NE
Bothell, WA 98011


City of Burien – Town Square Park
(corner of 5th Avenue SW and SW 152nd Street)
400 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166


Covington Library
27100 164th Avenue SE
Covington, WA 98042

Des Moines

Highline College*
(entrance across from 27th Avenue S)
2400 S 240th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198


Enumclaw Library
1700 1st Street
Enumclaw, WA 98022

Federal Way

Federal Way City Hall
33325 8th Avenue S
Federal Way, WA 98003


Issaquah City Hall
130 E Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027


Kentridge High School
12430 SE 208th Street
Kent, WA 98031

Regional Justice Center
(near parking garage entrance)
401 4th Avenue N
Kent, WA 98032


Kingsgate Library
12315 NE 143rd Street
Kirkland, WA 98034

Kirkland City Hall
123 5th Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033

Lake Forest Park

Lake Forest Park City Hall
17425 Ballinger Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Maple Valley

Tahoma School District Building*
25720 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038


Algona-Pacific Library
255 Ellingson Road
Pacific, WA 98047


Redmond City Hall
15670 NE 85th Street
Redmond, WA 98052


Fairwood Library
17009 140th Avenue SE
Renton, WA 98058

King County Elections*
919 SW Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057

Renton Public Health Center*
3201 NE 7th Street
Renton, WA 98056


Sammamish City Hall
801 228th Avenue SE
Sammamish, WA 98075


Valley View Library
17850 Military Road S
SeaTac, WA 98188


Ballard Branch Library
Corner of NW 57th Street and 22nd Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Beacon Hill Library
2821 Beacon Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98144

Broadview Library
12755 Greenwood Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98133

Chinatown-International District, Uwajimaya
619 6th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98104

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

High Point Library
3411 SW Raymond Street
Seattle, WA 98126

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

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

NewHolly Campus of Learners
Learners Building
7058 32nd Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98118

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

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

Skyway Library
12601 76th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98178

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

University of Washington Campus
Schmitz Hall
(by north entrance on NE 41st Street)
1400 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98105

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


Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th Street
Shoreline, WA 98155


Snoqualmie Library
7824 Center Boulevard SE
Snoqualmie, WA 98065


Vashon Library
17210 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon, WA 98070


Woodinville Library
17105 Avondale Road NE
Woodinville, WA 98072

Follow this link to get the KIRO 7 News App for push alerts with election results and live coverage starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Trending stories on KIRO7.com