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
April 8 Ballots Mailed
April 18 Deadline for mail-in & online voter registration
April 26 Deadline for in-person registration
April 26 Election Day
Nov. 23 Pre-Certification @ 9AM
May 6 Certification @ 9AM


The fourth Tuesday in April is second Special Election for 2022. The Finley, Prosser, Kennewick and Grandview School District have each filed resolutions with the County Auditor to call a special election on April 26, 2022.

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

You can view livestreams of ballot processing and ballot scanning at the links below:

Ballot Processing

Ballot Scanning

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.