Current Election

Act Early, Vote Safely

OBSERVER RULES: Observers are advised to contact our office directly to schedule a time to visit. It is best to determine which processes are being conducted on a given day, as daily election processing schedules may change.

Due to the health and safety considerations toward the COVID-19 pandemic and per CDC guidelines and Governor Inslee's Safe Start directives, the following requirements must be met for anyone wishing to visit our facilities: View the Observer Rules.

Current Election

Key Dates

Date Event
July 15 Ballots Mailed
July 27 Deadline for mail-in & online voter registration
August 4 Deadline for in-person registration
August 4 Election Day
August 17 Pre-Certification @ 9AM
August 18 Certification @ 9AM


The August Primary includes all partisan offices and any nonpartisan office with three of more candidates who've filed.

The 2020 Primary includes Congressional District 4, Statewide, Legislative District 16, Legislative District 8, County Commissioner Districts 1 & 3, Benton Franklin Superior Court, and certain precinct committee officer positions.

View the August Primary Election poster.

The Voters' Guide is only available online for the Primary

Ballot Return Statistics

  • Benton County

Daily Ballot Returns

*Previous year data is from total percentage returned by day.