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
Oct. 13 Ballots Mailed
Oct. 25 Deadline for mail-in & online voter registration
Nov. 2 Deadline for in-person registration
Nov. 2 Election Day
Nov. 23 Pre-Certification @ 9AM
Nov. 23 Certification @ 9AM


The first Tuesday in November is General Election Day for all voters in Washington. Benton County will mail ballots to our voters by October 15th. Please give the post office time to get your ballot to you. However, if you do not receive your ballot by October 20th contact our office for a replacement.

This year, ballots contain three statewide advisory votes and Benton's local races.

More information about the advisory votes and candidates can be found in the Online Voters' Pamphlet. More information on the 2021 General Election can be found by visiting the Secretary of State's Current Election Information page.

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.

Benton County 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.