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
July 16 Ballots Mailed
July 26 Deadline for mail-in & online voter registration
August 3 Deadline for in-person registration
August 3 Election Day
November 23 Pre-Certification @ 9AM
August 17 Certification @ 9AM


The Primary includes offices up for election that have 3 or more candidates for non-partisan offices and ballot measures that were submitted to appear on the ballot by local jurisdictions.

Benton County Election's Official Local Voters' Pamphlet

Washington State University - Tri-Cities campus will have a Student HUB open for voter registration and voting assistance during the November General at the dates and times below:

10/29 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
10/30 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
10/31 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
11/2 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
11/3 8:30 am - 8:00 pm

Ballot Return Statistics

  • Benton County

Daily Ballot Returns

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