King County balloting: a tad slow
at 4:14pm by Joe Copeland
The King County elections office says about 12 percent of general election ballots have been returned, a slightly lower rate than usual. “There's a lot on the ballot," said Barbara Ramey, of the elections office, by way of explanation. "It has two sides. And a lot of people wait. We'll have a better sense by next week.” The county is expecting 55 percent of voters to cast their ballots by the deadline on Tuesday. The county's advice: Don't wait until the last minute. Early returns ensure there will be time to deal with any balolt problems, like missing signatures. You wouldn't want your vote not to count, right? (Details on returning ballots are here.) — E.M.