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."
National Voter Registration Day is September 22, 2020
Click on the VoteWA logo above and check to make sure your voter registration is current.
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
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
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.
Sheilah Crider,Island County Auditor
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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.
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:
Main Office .......... Monday through Friday ..........8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Elections Office .......... Monday through Friday .......... 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
**Elections/Voters Registration is located at 400 N. Main St., Coupeville
Sheilah Crider Island County Auditor
Location:Whidbey Office:Administration Bldg.1 NE 7th StreetCoupeville, WA 98239Camano Office:121 N East Camano Dr.Camano Island, WA 98282Mailing Address:PO Box 5000Coupeville WA 98239-5000
Phone Numbers:Office: (360) 679-7366Camano: (360) 629-4522Camano Annex: (360) 387-3443S. Whidbey: (360) 321-5111
Office Hours:Whidbey Office:8:00am to 4:30pmMonday through
FridayCamano Office:8:00 am - noon; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm