Current Election

Act Early, Vote Safely

OBSERVER RULES: UPDATED 7/1/2021 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
January 21 Ballots Mailed
January 31 Deadline for mail-in & online voter registration
February 8 Deadline for in-person registration
February 8 Election Day
Nov. 23 Pre-Certification @ 9AM
February 18 Certification @ 9AM


The second Tuesday in February is first Special Election for 2022. The Finley, Richland, Kennewick, Grandview, and Prosser School Districts have each filed resolutions with the County Auditor to call a special election on February 8, 2022.

More information about what is appearing on the ballot can be found in the Online Voters' Pamphlet.

NEW Washington State University's Tri-Cities campus will host a Student Engagement HUB. The HUB is open for voter registration, voting, replacement ballots, and additional voter services. The WSU Student HUB will be open from 8:00am to 8:00pm on election day, November 2nd, and open to the public as well as students.

Ballot Return Statistics

  • Benton County

Daily Ballot Returns

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