Northwest NEWS

October 26, 1998

Local News

Deadline for absentee ballots

   In order to vote by absentee ballot in the Nov. 3 General Election, citizens must request an absentee ballot by Oct. 30 or pick it up in person by Nov. 2. King County Elections has extended its hours to accomodate absentee requests and will be open Oct. 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Nov. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
   Citizens who did not vote in the Primary Election will be seeing the county's new ballot style for the first time. The former punch card ballots have been replaced with ballots that have the races and measures printed on the ballot. Voters now use a dark ink pen to fill in the oval for the candidate or measure of their choice. For more information, call (206) 296-8693 or visit the website at