Thankfully, King County Elections makes it easy to find out through their online ballot tracker.
Every year around 2% of all mail in ballots are challenged and not counted until the voter remedies the situation. Nearly all of these challenges involve signature problems, which can result from a range of things – forgetting to sign your ballot, your signature no longer matching what’s on file with King County, you changed your name, you accidentally signed your wife/husband/roommate’s ballot by mistake (and vice-versa). There’s a laundry list of common gaffes that can lead to a challenge, and it’s really not a big deal, as long as you fix the problem and make sure that your vote gets counted.
King County Elections works hard to follow up with people who have their ballots challenged, but at the end of the day, it’s up to you to make sure that your vote gets counted. Click here to make sure King County Elections counted your vote, and if they didn’t, give them a call at 206-296-VOTE (8683).
There are a number of races where your vote could literally make the difference for a Cascade endorsed candidate. In the race for: Pacific City Council – Joshua Putnam leads by only 14 votes, Bellevue City Council – John Stokes is barely holding on to a 79 vote lead, Tukwila City Council – Kate Kruller is only 90 votes ahead, Edmonds City Council – Diane Buckshnis is leading by only 142 votes, Kirkland City Council – Jessica Greenway is only 237 votes behind, Seattle City Council – Bobby Forch has come all the back to trail by less than 3,500 votes (out of nearly 150,000 counted).
Thank you for taking the time to mail in your ballot, now please take 30 seconds to make sure your vote gets counted, it could make the difference.