What Seattle's Voting On in the 2022 Primary

Most of the local drama leading up to this year’s primary has swirled around how, exactly, we should elect our public officials. In November, voters will weigh in on ranked-choice and approval voting methods that could ultimately render our current top-two primary system obsolete.

But that’s a debate for later. On this primary ballot, which must be returned by 8pm Tuesday, we’re still voting the old-fashioned way, bubbling once for each race and waiting to see which two candidates will advance to midterm showdowns.

The time to mail in ballots has passed, per King County Elections. At this late stage in the game—we were melting, not procrastinating—it’s best to slip them into one of these dropboxes. Don’t worry about a

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