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Drop Box Drop Boxes  

Want to drop off your ballot and save a stamp?
Ballot Drop Box and Voting Center locations

Our ballot drop boxes are very secure, have a large capacity and offer 24/7 voter convenience. The boxes are opened as soon as ballots are mailed, approximately 18 days before each election.
  • Drop boxes close at 8:00 p.m. on election night.

How Drop Boxes Are Sited

In March of each year the ballot drop box program is assessed and evaluated based on the previous year's usage by the Auditor, Elections Manager, Elections Supervisor, and GIS and Drop Box Elections Specialists.
  • All current drop box locations are evaluated using a GIS (Geographic information system) model that takes into account population density, travel time, and drop box usage.
  • Areas of possible need are identified, evaluated, and a plan is put in place for the next year.

Currently 98.5% of all registered voters in Pierce County live within a 10 mile driving distance of a drop box and approximately 90% live within 5 miles. Pierce County has one of the highest per capita distribution of drop boxes in the state, and for many years had the most drop boxes of any county in the State. See below for maps showing drop box distributions based on household incomes and density.

Pierce County Ballot Deposit Locations by Median Income
This map displays the distribution of household incomes within Pierce County.

Pierce County Ballot Deposit Locations by Housing Unit Density
This map displays the density of housing units within Pierce County.

 Voting Centers  

Voting Centers are an extension of our main office.

Extended hours for the November 8, 2016 General Election!
  • Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  
  • Monday, November 7, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 8, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Services available:
  • Accessible voting using touch-screen equipment.
  • Ballot drop off. 
  • Provisional ballots.
  • Voting assistance from Election staff.
  • Voter registration.

Contact Us

Elections Center

2501 S. 35th St.
Suite C
Tacoma, WA 98409

Map to Election Center

Email us

(253) 798-7430


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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