News blog for Seattle's Fremont neighborhood

 

Drop your ballot off today!

August 5th, 2014 by Cara

Today is the last day to submit your vote in the Official Primary and Special Election Ballot for King County. For the City of Seattle the ballot includes Proposition 1 to establish the Seattle Park district which has had vocal arguments for and against the measure.

Need to resources to review the topics and hear the arguments? Here are a few:

The official King County Primary and Special Election information page.

The Stranger’s Slog Election blog makes their suggestions including endorsing the Proposition 1 measure.

The Seattle Times has additional coverage of the election with editorials and  their endorsement against Prop 1.

To return your ballot it must be:

a) mailed and postmarked August 5th

b) returned to an accessible voting center, the closest one is at Seattle Union Station and will be open until 8:00pm today

or c) taken to a ballot drop box by 8:00pm. The nearest location for Fremonsters is the drop box outside of the Ballard branch of the Seattle Public Library. For other locations refer to this site.

Got a stuck envelope? King 5 has some tips to help you out!

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Primary Election Results: Tunnel, Veterans & Human Services Levy Move Forward

August 17th, 2011 by Sean Keeley

Last night you hustled to make sure your ballot was counted in the Seattle primary election. Here’s what you accomplished (or didn’t accomplish, depending on how you voted).

By all accounts, the tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct is good-to-go. Despite some extremely strong opposition around town (especially if you’ve read the weeklies in the past six months), nearly 60 percent of the votes counted Tuesday were in support of the project.

Technically the vote was not a binding rule or law, however it is seen as the proof that the people of Seattle want the city to move forward on the $2 billion tunnel. Just pray they everything goes to plan. Seattlites will foot the bill on any overages beyond the proposed budget.

Meanwhile, King County voters overwhelmingly approved the Veterans and Human Services Levy with 66 percent in favor. The levy, which will support veterans, military personnel and their families as well as the county’s neediest residents, is expected to collect between $102 million and $108 million over the next six years.

Check out the full results for the rundown of voting on the Seattle School Board, Seattle City Council and many other primaries.

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Vote on 46th Street Mural Project

April 26th, 2010 by Athima Chansanchai

The 46th Street Mural Project invites residents of Wallingford and Fremont and users of the N. 46th Street underpass to help select the final design for the 300-foot mural beneath Aurora Avenue North. Click on the link to guide you through slide  shows with full details for each of final 3 designs and to vote.

Todd Lown and Kristin Ramirez are 2 of the finalists. Here is the selection from the third finalist, Susan Brown:

Susan Brown mural

On May 5, the project’s Steering Committee will make the final selection, subject to the City of Seattle’s design review approval. Construction is scheduled for summer 2010, with a public dedication in August.

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