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

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

NEW Election Deadlines to Register to Vote effective June 30, 2019:

Washington State is implementing Same Day Voter Registration beginning with the 2019 August Primary Election. You may register to vote and update your registration online, by mail, and voter registration drive up to 8 days prior to Election Day. Please note, your information must be in our office by this deadline, not postmarked. You may register to vote and update your registration in person up to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

This new legislation will bring new procedures to the Jefferson County Elections Office on Election Day.  Starting with the General Election on 11-5-19 the procedure below will be followed.

The polls will close promptly at 8 pm.  Anyone standing in line to vote at exactly 8 pm will be able to:

  • Register and receive a ballot to vote
  • Change address within the county
  • Stand in line to deposit voted ballot
  • Get a replacement ballot to vote
  • Continue voting their ballot at a voting station

Voters will be allowed to finish up, sign, seal and place their ballot in the drop box.

In an effort to give these individual(s) the time to vote their ballots without interruption or influence, we will no longer be announcing race results on election night. It would be inappropriate for race results to be announced while someone is in the process of voting their ballot.

Simply put, if the voter is in line when polls close, they are voting in a timely manner per state law.  They will be treated with the same consideration as provided to all others who have already voted and be able to have their vote count.

All election night procedures will be the same whether there is someone in line or not to maintain the integrity of elections and encourage voter participation.

Only those citizens needing assistance for the election should be here.

Election results from 8 pm are normally posted on our website within 5 – 15 minutes of printing out the results from the tabulation machine.

Anyone wanting to know the election night results would find out sooner by checking the State or County Election’s website.

For statewide or individual county results: https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/research/

For more information about elections, go to the County's Election page: https://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/Elections

Current Election Results - Nov. 5, 2019 General Election


Next Election - February 4, 2020 Special Purpose District Election (Port Ludlow Drainage District) 

(Note: if only one candidate files, no election is held and the candidate is deemed elected)

Click here for notice of Filing- Will be published in the December 4, 2019 edition of The Port Townsend Leader.


Next Election - February 11, 2020 Special Election

Click here for the Notice of Election- 

Resolutions submitted for the General Election:

Resources for Candidates:

Important Dates:

  • Dec. 13:   Cutoff date for ballot resolutions.
  • Jan. 10:   Military & Overseas Ballots mailed by this date.
  • Jan 9:     Official Logic & Accuracy test. Time: 10:30 a.m, Location: Election Processing Center.
  • Jan 22:     Domestic Ballots mailed by this date.
  • Feb. 3:     Last day for new voter registrations and updates online, by mail and registration drives.
  • Feb. 10:    Begin Final Ballot Processing
  • Feb. 11:     Last day for new registrations and updates in person: 8:00 p.m. Election Day.
  • Feb. 11:    Election Day (Results at 8:00 p.m.).
  • Feb. 14:    Additional Ballots Counted by 4:00 p.m. (Date may change depending on volume).
  • Feb. 24:  County Canvassing Board pre-certification meeting - 12:30 p.m. in the Election Processing Center.
    • Draft Agenda (will be available 48 hours before)
  • Feb. 25:   County Canvassing Board certification meeting - 1:00 p.m. in the Election Processing Center.
    • Draft Agenda (will be available 24 hours before)

The Election Processing Center is located on the 1st floor of the County Courthouse in the Auditor's Office.

Ballot drop boxes available for the current election

NO Electioneering within 25 ft. of drop boxes

Your Ballot and other election information

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.

Receive it, Vote it, Sign it, Send it - click here for more information.

Other election related information:

Sample Ballot

Notice of Election 

Public Disclosure Commission

Optical Scan Security Plan to begin final processing the day before the election

Election System Security

Accessible Voting Information:

Voter Accessibility Advisory Committee - VAAC

More Information about Accessible Voting

How to use the AutoMark - Video courtesy of Thurston County Elections. Please contact Jefferson County Elections with questions, 360.385.9117.

DASH - Disability Awareness Starts Here 

Jefferson County Council of the Blind

Other Information

How to Challenge a Voter Registration

Elected Officials - updated 3/15/19

Election Observer Training

Archived Election Files (1985 - 2006) Click on Auditor

Archived Oaths of Office (1976 - 2009) Click on Auditor

Oaths of Office (2010 -  current)

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