July 14, 2015
NEW — 2:20 p.m. July 14, 2015
King County Elections will mail ballots July 15 for the Aug. 4 primary election.
Voters’ pamphlets are mailed separately and may arrive on a different day than ballots. Voters may also check MyVoterGuide online for a customized voters’ pamphlet.
Voters should read and follow directions on their ballots, sign the return envelope, and get ballots back before the Aug. 4 election day deadline. Mailed ballots need a first-class stamp; postage is now 49 cents. Voters also have 24 locations to return ballots without a stamp by 8 p.m. Aug. 4, including permanent drop-box locations, scheduled ballot drop-off vans and Accessible Voting Centers.
In Issaquah, you can drop off ballots 24 hours a day at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, from July 16 to Aug. 4. In Sammamish, a drop van will be at City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1 and 3 and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
July 2, 2015
Proper procedure was followed in council meeting
The election is approaching, and over the next few months, letters to the editor will appear extolling one candidate or another. The worst will distort the record and then attack someone.
May 20, 2015
Now that the vote overwhelmingly in favor of the annexation of Klahanie and some surrounding neighborhoods has been finalized, the next step is Sammamish City Council action to formally request the annexation.
According to final numbers from King County elections, the annexation question passed 2,467 to 400, or 86 percent to 13.9 percent.
May 5, 2015
The Sammamish City Council already has a study session set up to tackle the issue of handling residents’ initiative and referendum rights.
That session is set for a council work session June 9, Mayor Tom Vance said.
“It’s a chance to discuss the issue,” he added.
April 29, 2015
If you’ve been thinking about taking on an important leadership role within the city of Sammamish, the time has come to take the next step. Candidates must file for election by May 15.
April 21, 2015
Sammamish and Klahanie-area voters have two local issues and one countywide question before them in the April 28 special election.
Mail-in ballots were sent to registered voters April 8.
April 14, 2015
Voters are receiving their ballots and need to decide two important issues in this April 28 special election.
Proposition No. 1 — Klahanie Annexation
The Sammamish City Council is calling for an election on the proposed annexation of the Klahanie Potential Annexation Area, about 1,240 acres currently located in unincorporated King County.
April 14, 2015
Vote ‘yes’ for initiative and referendum rights
As a former councilmember and deputy mayor in December 2012, I advocated for Sammamish to have the opportunity to grant citizens the rights of initiative and referendum, and was in favor of asking city staff to craft an ordinance granting those powers.
April 7, 2015
The election is months away, but the first candidate has formally announced her candidacy for Sammamish City Council.
Christie Malchow has lived in Sammamish with her husband and two children for 14 years. She has an MBA from Regis University in Denver and worked in the medical device and biotechnology industries, but left when she had the first of her children.
October 28, 2014
Initiative 1351 is being called The Washington Class Size Reduction Measure. The name is intended to appeal to an electorate with short attention spans and little time for or interest in details. A recent Elway Poll revealed that 66 percent of those polled say they will definitely or probably vote in favor of Initiative 1351.