Tuesday is Primary Election Day, and experts predict a low turnout dominated by older voters. Nearly 70 percent of King County voters are expected to not vote.
Traditionally in a primary, young voters tune out. Near Amazon in Seattle’s South Lake Union, plenty of young voters said they weren’t planning on voting.
“I have the ballot, but probably not,” said one young voter, when asked if he planned to vote.
“I too intend to not vote because I work at Amazon and it would take all my time,” said another.
On the last day before the Primary Election, Seattle mayoral candidate Peter Steinbrueck picked a spot in South Lake Union to change some young minds.
“One of the most common responses I get from the undecideds is ‘I haven’t researched it yet,’ so I direct them to my website PeterforSeattle.com," said Steinbrueck, who worked the crowd outside of Whole Foods.
Mayoral candidate Ed Murray hit the pavement on his home turf, Capitol Hill, where he's known as a gay rights champion. His focus: small business owners on Broadway.
"Right now I believe it’s a very contentious city government. I'd like to bring people together to work together," said Murray.
Meanwhile, Mayor Mike McGinn, alongside his teenage daughter at his campaign headquarters, dialed for votes.
“There’s a lot of (undecideds), but we are talking to a lot of voters and feel good about the way things are going,” said McGinn.
Another top candidate in the polls, Bruce Harrell, spent the day working at the City Council. As mayor, he promises a year of free college for Seattle high school graduates and 20 more community service police officers.