Current Election

Certification: The Benton County Canvassing Board will begin the certification of the Special Election, Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 9:00 am. Final certification of the election will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 9:00 am. All meetings of the Canvassing Board will be held at the Benton County Auditor’s Office in Prosser and are open to the public. Record of the proceedings of the Canvassing Board will be made and maintained by the Election Department.

Current Election

Key Dates

Date Event
January 22 Ballots Mailed
February 3 Deadline for mail-in & online voter registration
February 11 Deadline for in-person registration
February 11 Election Day
February 20 Pre-Certification @ 9AM
February 21 Certification @ 9AM


The February Special Election includes ballot measures for Paterson, Kiona-Benton City, and Finley School Districts.

Districts may place bond and levy issues on any regularly scheduled election. Each ballot measure may have different requirements for passage. Excess levies for schools are exempt from the 60% super-majority and 40% minimum turnout requirements. Passage of excess levies for schools only requires a simple majority of yes votes.

After certification of the election, the district determines if the ballot measure has passed according to the requirements set in state law.

View the February Special Election poster.

Ballot Return Statistics

  • Benton County

Daily Ballot Returns

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