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Washington State is a vote-by-mail state. State law requires us to deliver ballots to the post office at least 18 days before Election Day. If you haven’t received your ballot, please call our Elections team at (509) 888-6402.
You can also get a ballot in-person at the Auditor’s Office beginning 20 days before an election. You can find information about our location and hours to prepare for your visit.
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Washington State Elections offers multiple ways to register. Before you register to vote, view voter eligibility and dates and deadlines.
Yes. If you’re an early voter, you should feel confident to return your ballot by mail. Postal carriers are reliable, unbiased professionals who handle ballots with the upmost integrity. Your ballot is treated as 1st Class mail. It’s postage-paid. No need to apply a stamp.If you plan to vote in the final week before Nov. 3, we recommend that you use a ballot drop box. Find the closest Ballot Drop Box here.
You may receive an updated ballot because your residential address or name changed after the initial ballot mailing. Sometimes this happens when you interact with the Department of Licensing for drivers’ licensing services or if you have moved to a new address.If you receive two ballots, please open both packets. One should have an insert indicating that it is “Replacement/Reissued Ballot.” Please vote and return the replacement ballot. It has the correct races and precinct information for your new address.If you make a mistake and vote the initial ballot, the elections office will simply hold it and ensure that you don’t submit the replacement. If the replacement isn’t received, your initial ballot will be counted.