Election Day: Information for Pierce County voters

Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson has provided the following information regarding Election Day.

In Pierce County, voters can put their ballot in one of 27 secure drop boxes located around the county; visit one of our six Voting Centers, where they can get special assistance, such as a replacement ballot if they lost their ballot; put a stamp on it and mail it. But a special note of caution here: the Post Office is not extending its hours the way it does on Tax Day, so do not assume you have until midnight to get it postmarked. Drop box and Voting Center locations can be found online at piercecountyelections.org.

Pierce County has 442,983 registered voters for the Nov. 6 General Election. Ballots will be cast by mail, but crowds are still anticipated at the Voting Centers and drop boxes, where 50 percent of ballots will be hand-carried by voters. To handle the expected volumes, traffic control at the Election Center, located at the Pierce County Annex, 2401 S 35th St., in Tacoma, will include variable message signs, flaggers and law enforcement. A second ballot drop box will be added and staffed for peak times.

Results will be posted online at co.pierce.wa.us/pc/abtus/ourorg/aud/elections/main/current.htm beginning at 8:15 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 6. The Web site also contains statistics on ballots returned, ballots returned by district and historical ballot return statistics. Results are unofficial until election certification on Tues., Nov. 27.

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is responsible for elections, licensing services, a variety of public records and animal control services.