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Elections Important Dates

November 8, 2022 ..... General Election

November 29 ..... 9:00 am ..... Canvassing Board Meeting to certify election
December 5 ..... 9:00 am ..... Manual Recount begins for County Assessor position
December 8 ..... Deadline for Secretary of State to certify election results
December 9 ..... 4:00 pm ..... Canvassing Board Meeting to certify Assessor recount results
December 12 ..... 9:00 am ..... Machine Recount of Legislative District #10, Position 1
December 13 ..... 9:00 am ..... Canvassing Board Meeting to certify Legislative District #10, Position 1 recount results
December 16 ..... Last day to file a resolution for February Special Election

Voting/Counting Center Administrative Rule

The Island County Auditor hereby designates by Administrative Rule No. 01-2022, the entrance door to The Auditor's Election Office, 400 N Main, Coupeville WA, as the specific point of entry for the Island County Vote Center and Ballot Counting Center for each election to assure voters have the ability to arrive and depart unimpeded, as required in ESHB 1716, Sec. 1, (7).  

Election laws:

Return postage prepaid for all elections – Return postage is paid for all elections.  Voters may use a ballot drop box or return ballots by postal mail at no cost.

17 Year Old Primary Only Voters - Registrants who are 17 years old at the time of a Primary Election, but will be 18 years old at the time of the upcoming General Election are eligible to vote for certain races in the Primary.  Primary Only Voters are eligible to vote only in races subject to the primary process for winnowing candidates to a final list of two.  Ballots issued to Primary Only Voters will contain only the contests in which they are eligible to vote.  Ballot measures and contests where a candidate is deemed elected following the primary are not eligible for Primary Only Voters and will not be on their ballot.

Same Day Registration – Voters may register to vote in person up to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Electronic Registrations – Registrations submitted electronically (Motor Voter, Online, etc.) must be submitted no later than 8 days prior to an election.

Mail In Registrations – Registrations submitted through the postal mail must be received by an Elections Official no later than 8 days prior to an election.

Early Registration – Future voters age 16 and 17 may register to vote.  Your registration will be kept "on hold" until you will be 18 years of age at the next election.  At that time, you will be registered to vote.

All elections in Washington State are conducted by mail. 

If you do not receive your ballot or if your address has changed, please contact the Auditor's Office by phone (360-679-7366), by mail, by email, in person at the Island County Auditor's Office, 400 N. Main Street, (mailing address) PO Box 1410, Coupeville WA, or click go online to www.votewa.gov


Island County Offers Large Print Ballots


As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure all voters have the opportunity to vote a private ballot, Island County Auditor's Elections is proud to announce we are able to expand our accessible voting capabilities and offer large print ballots to voters with vision impairment or low vision.  The large print ballots are available upon request for all elections.




Contact the Elections Office at 360-679-7366 or by email at elections@islandcountywa.gov and let us know that you wish to be added to the large print ballot list.  From that point forward, all of your ballots will be sent to you in the large print format.


ADA Compliant In Person Voting:

Beginning no later than 18 days before any election, the Elections Office (400 N. Main St., Coupeville) has an ADA Compliant Touch Screen Voting Device available in the office.  The voting device is available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Election Day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

These devices can display larger type or can provide an audio ballot to assist with visual or cognitive issues.

Voters can cast their ballot by using a select wheel or tactile button options.  The equipment also supports a limited number of assistive switches, like foot pedals or sip and puff devices.

Voters can get personal assistance with voting by coming to the Elections Office (400 N. Main St., Coupeville).  Voting assistance is confidential and requires no appointment.  Voting assistance is available during office hours, and on Election Day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Information on returning your ballot:

Ballots must be postmarked no later than Election Day. Please check with your local Post Office to clarify the last pickup of the day. State Law requires a ballot must have a postmark on or before Election Day (RCW 29A.40.091(4)). If a ballot is received with a postmark on it that is after Election Day, it can not be counted.

ADA Compliant Ballot drop boxes are available 24-hours per day from the time ballots are mailed to voters. They will close promptly at 8:00 p.m. on election night.

         No stamp is required to return your ballot.

​Ballot drop boxes are located at: 

  • Island County Election Office - 400 N Main Street, Coupeville

  • Trinity Lutheran Church - 18341 SR 525, Freeland

  • Ken's Korner Shopping Center - 4141 SR 525, Clinton

  • Camano Island - 121 N. East Camano Drive, Camano Island​​

  • Oak Harbor - City Hall - 865 S.E. Barrington Dr., Oak Harbor

  • Langley - Post Office (front patio) - 115 2nd St., Langley


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