Election decisions and ballots due Nov. 7

Election decisions and ballots due Nov. 7

This year’s general election is almost at the finish line.

Nov. 7 is the day when ballots must be deposited in official dropboxes by 8 p.m. or postmarked for mailing in order to be counted in the results of voting on a variety of local and countywide candidates and issues.

Ballots and voter guides were mailed in October to registered voters by county election departments.

In Pierce County, voters are deciding countywide races for Tacoma Port Commission, plus localized races for:

  • City councils (Tacoma, University Place, Puyallup, Lakewood, Sumner, Bonney Lake, Buckley, DuPont, Eatonville, Gig Harbor, Auburn, Edgewood, Fife, Fircrest, Milton, Orting, Ruston, Steilacoom, Roy, and Wilkeson).
  • School boards in 17 school districts—Steilacoom, Yelm, Puyallup, Tacoma, Carbonado, University Place, Sumner-Bonney Lake, Dieringer, Orting, Clover Park, Peninsula, Franklin Pierce, Bethel, Eatonville, White River, Fife, and Auburn.
  • County Council.
  • Commissioners in 12 fire districts (Central Pierce, East Pierce, Graham, South Pierce, West Pierce, Gig Harbor, Browns Point, Riverside, Key Peninsula, Orting, Anderson Island, and Valley Regional), four park districts (Anderson Island, Key Peninsula, Metro Tacoma, and Peninsula), three water districts (Lakewood, McKenna, and Valley), and Wollochet Harbor Sewer District.

Also being decided are ballot measures in the cities of Edgewood (law enforcement and roads), Puyallup (public safety facilities), Tacoma (rental housing regulations), and Ruston (public safety and other services), in the Peninsula Metro Parks District (levy), and in the Valley Regional Fire Authority (bond funding) and Steilacoom School District (capital projects and technology).

King County has countywide races for assessor, elections director, and Seattle Port Commissioner, plus four contests for County Council, and races for council seats or mayor in Federal Way, Auburn, Burien, Des Moines, Enumclaw, SeaTac, and Normandy Park, among others.

Ballot measures in King County include school funding proposals in the Enumclaw and Kent school districts

More information on the election is available from the county election departments—King at 206-296-8683 and elections@kingcounty.gov, Pierce at 253-798-8683 and elections@piercecounty.gov.