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We Need to Know


Each election ballots are returned undeliverable because we no longer know where you live or are stationed.

We want your ballot to reach you and we want you to vote!



Please keep your mailing address up to date.


Mailed Ballots

Military and overseas voters are automatically mailed ballots 45 days prior to every primary and general election and 30 days prior to every special election.

To make sure your vote counts, please read the voting alternatives outlined below.

E-Ballot Program
  • To participate you must provide your email address and have access to a computer and printer.
  • A link to your ballot, voter declaration, voting instructions and a fold-and-tape return envelope are emailed 45 days before every primary and general election and 30 days before every special election.
  • Sign up and obtain more information 

Federal Write-In Ballot
  • Federal Write-In Absentee ballots may be used by military and overseas civilian voters residing outside the United States.
  • Contact your Installation Voting Officer or any US Embassy or Consular Office or from the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
  • These ballots must be dated on or before election day and received in the Auditor's Office by the day prior to certification of the election, which occurs 14 days after a Primary or Special Election and 21 days after the General Election.
  • The Federal Write-In ballot will be accepted only if you are an absent uniformed services member or citizen outside the United States.

Special Ballot
  • A special ballot is available to voters in advance of an election who otherwise would be unable to vote through the normal voting process.
  • You may request a special ballot in writing or by email up to 90 days before a primary or general election.
  • You will receive a sample ballot with all the races and issues that you are entitled to vote on.

Contact Us


Elections Center

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

Map to Election Center

Email us

(253) 798-7430


Hours

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


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