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Elections information, updates & announcements

September 21, 2019 ..... Deadline to mail out military and overseas ballots
Setember 24, 2019 ..... National Voter Registration Day
October 9, 2019 ..... 2:00 p.m. ..... Logic and Accuracy Test
October 18, 2019 ..... Deadline to mail out standard ballots
October 28, 2019 ..... Last day for online or mail in registrations to be received

November 5, 2019 ..... General Election

November 25, 2019 ..... 3:30 p.m. ..... Canvassing Board Meeting
November 26, 2019 ..... 9:00 a.m. ..... Canvassing Board certifies results of General Election

December 9-13, 2019 ..... Diking and Drainage District Candidate Filing Week
Decemer 13, 2019 ..... Last day to file a resolution for a February Special Election

February 4, 2020 ..... Diking and Drainage District Election

February 11, 2020 ..... Special Election (if required)
February 21, 2020 ..... Canvassing Board certifies results of February Special Election
February 28, 2020 ..... Last day to file a resolution for an April Special Election

March 10, 2020 ..... Presidential Primary Election
March 20, 2020 ..... Canvassing Board certifies results of Presidential Primary Election
April 28, 2020 ..... Special Election (if required)
May 8, 2020 ..... Canvassing Board certifies results of April Special Election
May 8, 2020 ..... Last day to file a resolution for August Primary Election
May 11-15, 2020 ..... Candidate Filing Week
August 4, 2020 ..... Primary Election
August 4, 2020 ..... Last day to file a resolution for November General Election
November 3, 2020 ..... General Election


New election laws - Effective July 1, 2019:

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

Same Day Registration – Voters may now 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 now 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.


Seeking Seasonal Temporary Elections Team Members  

This team provides assistance in processing elections, up to four times per year.  Positions pay $12.00 per hour.  Send resume to Elections@co.island.wa.us


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.myvote.wa.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@co.island.wa.us 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

  • Island Co​unty - Camano Annex - 127 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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