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Recommendation by the US Postal Service:​​

"Voters are encouraged to vote early.  The USPS recommends voters return their ballots via mail a week before Election Day, November 3.  Voters mailing within less than a week of Election Day should note mailbox collection times, or use an official ballot drop box."



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National Voter Registration Day is September 22, 2020

Click on the VoteWA logo above and check to make sure your voter registration is current.

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Island County Auditor Warns of Incorrect Information in USPS "Plan Ahead" Postcard for Washington Voters

ISLAND COUNTY, September 14, 2020 - Over the weekend, voters in Washington began receiving postcards from the US Postal Service with recommendations for voting in this year's General Election. Two of the five tips are not relevant to Washington.

One of the recommendations is to request a ballot 15 days before Election Day.  This is not necessary since every active registered voter in Washington is automatically mailed a ballot at least 18 days before Election Day. This year, Island County ballots will be in the mail October 14 and commence arriving in mailboxes over the weekend.

The second recommendation is to affix first class postage when the voter returns the ballot.  Since 2019, the ballot return envelopes in Washington include prepaid-postage. No postage is required to return a Washington State ballot either by USPS Mail or in a ballot drop box.

Island County Auditor Sheilah Crider states, "While elections officials appreciate the USPS desire to help, this mailer was not vetted with Washington State election officials and may cause confusion for our voters. Washington election officials and local USPS representatives were not aware of the mailer until the postcard began appearing in mailboxes on Friday, September 11."

Washington voters have an effective tool to ensure that their ballots arrive in their mailbox, are returned and are counted.  Each voter can verify their own registration and ballot information through VoteWA.gov. With a Washington State Driver's License, voters can register online until October 26 through this website. Island County voters can check the local County elections website for more information at www.islandcountywa.gov/Auditor/Elections.

County Auditors and elections officials encourage voters to Vote Early, Vote Safely!   

Sheilah Crider, Island County Auditor


YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE:


Appointments are required for Accounting Services

Call 360-678-7849 or 360-678-7827 for an appointment.


The Auditor's Office, Recording and Licensing Divisions are open to the public Monday through Friday, normal business hours:  8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

We encourage you to continue to complete as much of your Licensing and Recording business as possible online, by phone or email.  In-office visits require the use of a face mask, with limited capacity to meet social distancing requirements.


Accounting360-679-7369 or 360-678-7849

Elections360-240-5535


Thank you,

Sheilah Crider,
Island County Auditor


Public Records Disclosure Information

CHANGES DUE TO GOVERNOR INSLEE’S PROCLAMATION & COVID-19 EMERGENCY

On August 31, 2020, the Washington State Legislature approved Governor Inslee's request to extend Proclamation 20-28 through October 1, 2020.

  •  The requirement that agencies respond to PRA requests within 5 business days is suspended only for requests not received electronically through October 1, 2020. Public records requests received electronically will receive an initial response within 5 business days. Records production in response to requests may be delayed. Each County department and office will make a good faith effort to communicate with records requestors in a timely manner as staffing availability and workloads allow during the COVID-19 Emergency.
  • All in-person business pertaining to requests for records is suspended, including: making a public records request in person, onsite inspection or copying of records, and picking up records onsite until October 1, 2020 or the end of the COVID-19 emergency, whichever is sooner.


Island County Auditor

 

​The Auditor is an elected position, with the term of office lasting four years.

The mission of the Auditor's Office is to perform the people's business with the highest level of integrity, accuracy and professionalism.

Duties performed in the Auditors Office include:

  • Accounting:  Payroll - Accounts Payable - Financial Reporting
  • Elections:  Election Administration - Voter Registration and Maintenance
  • Licensing:  Vehicle Licensing - Vessel Licensing
  • Marriage Licenses:  Marriage License administration
  • Recording:  Recording Official Documents - Historical Documents

 

Hours of Operation and Contact Information

Main Office .......... Monday through Friday ..........8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Elections Office .......... Monday through Friday .......... 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

 

Accounting

Vehicle/Vessel Licensing

S.Geiger@islandcountywa.gov

Licensing@islandcountywa.gov

360-678-7849

360-679-7368

Marriage Licensing Recording@islandcountywa.gov  360-240-5540
Recorded Documents Recording@islandcountywa.gov  360-240-5549
Election Administration Elections@islandcountywa.gov 360-679-7366

Voter Registration

Elections@islandcountywa.gov

360-679-7366

**Elections/Voters Registration is located at 400 N. Main St., Coupeville 

 

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