even-year elections often get the most attention (note the historic 76% turnout
in last year’s midterm), our odd-year elections are equally important.
year, there will have more than 330
offices up for election in King County – everything from city council seats to school
board directors to water district commissioners. These are the individuals who
make important decisions about our communities every day.
King County Elections are committed to ensuring that every citizen has an
opportunity to have their voice heard. While there are many reasons people
don’t vote (fortunately, not having a stamp is no longer one of them!) a reason
we often hear is that people don’t see candidates on the ballot who look like
them or reflect the values in their community.
way we are working to encourage more people to run for office is by providing
“Thinking about Running for Office” workshops across King County.
run for office can be very scary. In these workshop we’ll go over the basics of
how to become a candidate, filing fees, campaign finance, campaign signs,
candidate statements for the voter’s pamphlet and even hear from a few people
who have run for office first hand.
The dates and times can be found on the Running for Office website
or RSVP through one of the Facebook events