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#BikeTheVote: A cycling procrastinator’s guide to Tuesday’s election


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Purple boxes are 24-hours, green trucks are open 10-5 Monday, 10-8 Tuesday. See the full drop box map here.
Purple boxes are 24-hours, green trucks are open 10-5 Monday, 10-8 Tuesday. See the full county drop box map here.

Did you know there are six ballot drop boxes with easy access to the Burke-Gilman and Sammamish River Trails?

But while a handful of ballot drop boxes in Seattle and King County (map) have good bike access, many are not well connected to the bike network.

When you #BikeTheVote by 8 p.m. Tuesday, you help change that. Because every neighborhood deserves quality bicycle routes, and that takes bold leadership and funding.

If you have already voted, good work! Now make sure your friends, family and co-workers have all voted, too. The higher the turnout, the better the election results will be for safe and efficient transportation.

You can also help with the big last-minute push to get ballots returned. Volunteers have already donated more than 1,000 hours of their time working to get out the vote for Seattle’s YES on Move Seattle Prop. 1 vote.

Sign up online.

Quick & easy voting guide

Our 2015 endorsements. Read more here.
Our 2015 endorsements. Read more here.

Life too busy to vote? Nonsense! The big votes are easy. But if you don’t have the time to research every single choice and get to a ballot drop box, stop procrastinating! Here are some resources to make it easier and faster.

How to return your ballot

  • If you have a stamp, just mail it back. It must be collected and postmarked on or before Tuesday. Not sure if the mail collector came yet? Find a blue mailbox near you that has not yet been picked up.
  • Return it to a ballot drop box or van. See a map here. Note: Drop boxes are open all hours until 8 p.m. Tuesday, but drop vans are only open 10–5 Monday and 10–8 Tuesday.

Can’t find your ballot? You can still vote!

King County has a website that lets you fill out and print your ballot. You will still need to sign and physically return it. But don’t let a lost or missing ballot keep you from voting. You can also use this option if you are voting from abroad.

Party!

The Move Seattle election party starts at 7 p.m. at Belltown Pub.

I will be at Chuck’s Hop Shop in the Central District (20th/Union) at 5 p.m. for Seattle Bike Blog’s first ever Procrastinator’s Voting Party. You are all invited to join me for a drink. If you still haven’t voted, it will be a no shame zone. You can even get some group advice on your ballot. We will bike to the downtown ballot drop box at 6:30, then head to the Move Seattle party. Invite your friends, especially friends who haven’t voted yet!


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