Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answers (hopefully) to our most frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered here please let us know by clicking "Contact Us" at the bottom of the page.

When is Election Day?
Primary: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
General: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Primary: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
General: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
What will Seattle voters be voting on this year?
Check out our Voters' Guide.
Where is information about Municipal Court Candidates?
Municipal Court candidates appear in the City’s section of the Voters’ pamphlet, but are not required to file campaign disclosure reports with the City. Campaign disclosure reports for these races can be found at the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission.
How do I register to vote?
For questions about registering to vote, qualifications, where to, change of address or name, or you want to help others register to vote, go to King County Elections or to Washington Secretary of State
Where is my polling place?
King County conducts all elections by mail. Contact King County Elections to find ballot drop-off and accessible voting locations.
How do I get an absentee ballot?
Where can I find Election results?
How else can I contact King County Elections?
King County Elections
919 SW Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057-2906

Hours: Weekdays
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
206-296-VOTE (8683) for General information
(toll free, for use outside of 206 area code)
206-296-0109 TTY
206-296-0108 FAX
When will the Mayor, City Council and City Attorney be up for election?
Check out our Voters' Guide
I’m a lobbyist, where is the login page for filing my lobbying reports?
You’re on the Campaign Disclosure site. As a lobbyist you’d only come here to change your password. To file reports login here:
I want to run for office or start a ballot issue campaign, who should I talk to first?
When is the 'Filing Deadline' for Candidates and Ballot Issues?
Does Seattle have Contribution Limits?
For this and other campaign-related FAQs, check out the Law & Filer Info page.
Where can I find the text of the Initiatives, Referenda, Charter Amendments?
After an issue makes it onto the ballot we will publish the full text in the Voters' Guide.
Until it’s published there, you can find the full text at the Seattle City Clerk’s site by clicking on Legislation, Rules, Records,& Resources, then selecting Comptroller/Clerk Files. Or call the City Clerk’s office for assistance at 684-8344.
Where is information about Seattle School District Candidates and School District Ballot Issues?
School District Candidates and School District Ballot Issue Campaigns are not required to file campaign disclosure reports with the City. Campaign disclosure reports for these races can be found at Washington State Public Disclosure Commission
Can they put a lawn sign there?
If you have questions about the size, placement, or duration of a sign’s existence in your line of sight, refer to City of Seattle Yard Sign Regulations
Other Questions
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