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).
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 in which a candidate is deemed elected following the primary are not eligible for Primary Only Voters and will not appear 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 eight days prior to an election.
Mail In Registrations – Registrations submitted through the postal mail must be received by an Elections Official no later than eight days prior to an election.
Early Registration – Future voters ages 16 and 17 may register to vote. Their registration will be kept "on hold" until they turn 18 years of age at the next election. At that time, they 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 at 360-679-7366, by mail at P.O. Box 1410, Coupeville, WA, by email, or in person at the Island County Auditor's Office, 400 N. Main St. or go online to www.votewa.gov.
Island County Offers Large Print Ballots
As part of our ongoing effort to ensure all voters have the opportunity to vote a private ballot, Island County Auditor's Elections expanded its accessible voting capabilities by offering large-print ballots to voters with vision impairment or low vision. Large-print ballots are available upon request for all elections.
Contact the Elections Office at 360-679-7366 or by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you would like to be added to the list to receive a large-print ballot. Going forward, all ballots sent to you will be in the large-print format.
ADA Compliant In Person Voting:
Beginning no later than 18 days before any election, the Elections Office, located at 400 N. Main St., Coupeville, has an ADA Compliant Touch Screen Voting Device available for use. The voting device is available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
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 such as foot pedals or sip-and-puff devices.
Assistance with Voting:
Voters may receive personal assistance with voting by coming to the Elections Office, located at 400 N. Main St., Coupeville. Voting assistance is confidential and requires no appointment. Voting assistance is available during office hours, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
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 that is after Election Day, it cannot 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 p.m. on election night.
No stamp is required to return your ballot.
Ballot drop boxes are located at: