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General Election ballots mailed to voters this week


Last updated 10/13/2020 at 1:46pm

Registered voters in Washington state will soon receive their ballots for the General Election.

Ballots for the Tuesday, Nov. 3 election, must be sent to registered voters no later than Friday, Oct. 16.

Voters have until 8 p.m., Nov. 3 to place their marked ballots in one of over 500 drop boxes statewide. Drop-box locations can be found at, Washington’s online voter portal.

People who choose to return their ballots by U.S. mail can use the provided postage-paid envelope. The U.S. Postal Service recommends that ballots should be returned by mail at least one week before Election Day. Registered voters can track their ballots at

Any registered voter who does not receive a ballot within a week should log in to or contact a county elections office to request a replacement. Voters can also check their ballot status at

“The General Election is here – time for Washingtonians to exercise their right to vote and make their voices heard,” said Lori Augino, elections director, Office of the Secretary of State. “We encourage the more than 4.7 million registered voters in Washington to start checking their mailboxes and get ready to mark their ballots. For people who want to vote but haven’t registered, there’s still time to sign up and take part in the General Election.”

People who want to register to vote, or update their registration, can go online at, or print and mail a registration form (available in 23 languages) at the Secretary of State’s Elections page. The deadline for county elections offices to receive registrations online or by mail, however, is Monday, Oct. 26. After Oct. 26, people can visit a county elections office and register in person.

More election information, including important dates and deadlines, an online voter guide, and elections data and statistics, is available at


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