Elections


Candidate Filing Week: May 14 - 18, 2018
Click on the "For Candidates" link to the left


Courthouse Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Election Day Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Next Election - August 7, 2018 Primary

Resolution submitted for Primary election:

1. Chimacum School District No. 49 Resolution - Capital Improvements, Including Facilities, Technology and Safety.
A "FOR" committee has been formed for the Chimacum School District measure. If you are interested in forming an "AGAINST" committee for the measure, please contact the Auditor's Office 360.385.9117 or email bettyj@co.jefferson.wa.us. The deadline for anyone seeking committee appointment for the "AGAINST" committee is May 11, 2018. Appointments will be made in the order they are received. The first person appointed by the Auditor's Office will be designated the "1st Committee Member" and spokesperson for the committee. Appointed committee members will be notified by email. For more information, see the 2018 Election guide for Jurisdictions (pages 6 - 11).

Important Dates:

  • May 11:     Cutoff date for ballot resolutions
  • June. 22:   Military & Overseas Ballots mailed by this date
  • TBD:          Official Logic & Accuracy test. Time: TBD, Location: County Auditor's Office
  • Jul. 9:         Deadline for mail or online new registrations and transfers within and between WA counties
  • Jul. 18:       Ballots mailed by this date
  • Jul. 30:       Deadline for in-person registration - only for those not registered in WA State
  • Aug. 7:       Election Day (Results at 8:00 p.m.)
  • Aug 10:      Additional Ballots Counted by 4:00 p.m. - Date/time may change depending on volume.
  • Aug. 20:     County Canvassing Board pre-certification meeting - 12:30 p.m. First Floor Conference Room
  • Aug 21:      County Canvassing Board certification meeting - 1:00 p.m. First Floor Conference Room

Ballot drop box

Your Ballot

Voting in two places, or attempting to vote twice, is a felony.

You may only vote once; If you received a ballot from your current county, AND received one from your previous state or county DO NOT vote the one from your previous state or county!

What's on your ballot?

Your residence address determines which candidates and measures will be on your ballot.

  • For a customized ballot showing only what is on your ballot, click on the MyBallot link in the green side bar.
  • To see all candidates, measures and/or issues, click on the Online Voters' Guide in the green side bar.

1. Receive it

  • Washington State votes by mail. Your ballot is mailed to you at least 18 days before each election. Your ballot packet consists of a ballot, security sleeve and return envelope.
  • Contact us immediately if you do not receive it or need a replacement.
  • Sign up with the USPS for a free Informed Delivery service. Not available for all addresses yet.
    • Digitally preview your mail and manage your packages scheduled to arrive soon via your email! Informed Delivery allows you to view greyscale images of the exterior, address side of letter-sized mail pieces and track packages in one convenient location.  Images are only provided for letter-sized mail pieces that are processed through USPS' automated equipment. 

2. Vote it

  • Be an informed voter. 
  • A printed voters' pamphlet is mailed to every household two weeks before the November General Election. This does not have local candidates or issues. The state does not print a voters' pamphlet for Primary or Special elections.
  • For a customized list of what is on YOUR ballot, go to www.myballot.wa.us
  • For a list of ALL candidates and measures for Jefferson County go to online voters' guide.
  • Directions for marking and correcting your ballot are on the ballot.

3. Sign it

  • If you fail to sign the ballot declaration, or the signature on the ballot declaration does not match the signature on your voter registration record, you will be sent a challenge letter with directions to resolve the challenge. If you are unable to sign the declaration you may make a mark and have two witnesses sign where indicated.
  • Power of Attorney and Signature Stamps are not valid for voting purposes

4. Send it

  • For your ballot to count, it must be returned or postmarked by Election Day. The date of election is at the top of your ballot and on your return envelope.
  • Deposit it in an official ballot drop box no later than 8:00 p.m. Election Night;
  • Return it via USPS - It MUST be Postmarked no later than Election Day. If you mail it on Election Day we suggest you take it in and ask them to hand cancel it, otherwise the cancellation date may be the next day and considered too late;
  • Return it to the county Auditor's Office by 8:00 p.m. Election Night;

Other election related information:

Sample Ballot - not available yet

Notice of Election - not available yet

Public Disclosure Commission

Accessible Voting Information:

Accessible Voting

DASH - Disability Awareness Starts Here

Jefferson County Council of the Blind

Other Information

Elected Officials - updated 4/17/18


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