Three kinds of election history are in the making in King County.
For the election Feb. 3, voters countywide are picking a county elections director for the first time and doing so in the county’s first all-mail election. They’re also able to track their ballot’s progress online, verifying its location at three different points.
To use the online mail ballot tracker, voters can enter their first and last names and their birthdate at http://info.kingcounty.gov/elections/mailballottracking.aspx. The system, administered through the county elections department, can then tell a voter when their ballot was delivered to the Postal Service to be mailed out, when the ballot was returned to the department, and when election officials verified a voter’s signature credited them with voting.
Election officials said the online tracking is intended to increase confidence in the vote-by-mail process.
Ballots must be received by election day (Feb. 3) in order to count toward picking an elections director from among six candidates – Sherril Huff, Chris Clifford, Pam Roach, David Irons, Julie Kempf and Bill Anderson.