Filing for Office – 2020

2020 Skagit County Elections

Effective March 17, 2020, the Skagit County Auditor’s Office services counters will be closed to the public in consideration of public safety and the risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus. Questions? Please call our office 360-416-1702  

Candidate filing week is May 11- 15

For information about filing visit our Candidate Filing page.

To maintain a safe environment for everyone, we strongly encourage online candidate filing  
 
Important Dates
August 4, Primary Election
June 19 Military and Overseas ballots mailed
July 15 Domestic ballots mailed
TBD Official Logic & Accuracy test
July 27 Deadline to register or update existing registration online and by mail
August 4 Deadline for in-person registration and voter updates – Closes 8:00 PM
August 4 2020 Special Election Day – Closes 8:00 PM
TBD Canvassing Board Meeting
TBD Primary Election Certification
November 3, General Election
September 18 Military and Overseas ballots mailed
October 14 Domestic ballots mailed
TBD Official Logic & Accuracy test
October 26 Deadline to register or update existing registration online and by mail
November 3 Deadline for in-person registration and voter updates – Closes 8:00 PM
November 3 2020 Presidential Primary Election Day – Closes 8:00 PM
TBD Canvassing Board Meeting
TBD Presidential Primary Election Certification

News

New election laws going into effect July 1, 2019:

Return postage prepaid for all elections – Return postage will be paid for all elections.  Voters may use a ballot drop box or return ballots by postal mail at no cost.

Same Day Registration – Voters may now register to vote in person up to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Electronic Registrations – Registrations submitted electronically (Motor Voter, Online, etc.) must be submitted no later than 8 days prior to an election.

Mail In Registrations – Registrations submitted through the postal mail must be received by an Elections Official no later than 8 days prior to an election.

Early Registration – Future voters age 16 and 17 may now register to vote.  Your registration will be kept “on hold” until you will be 18 years of age at the next election.  At that time, you will be registered to vote. ​

 

Candidate Information

Miscellaneous Elections Information

 

Register to Vote

Have a registration form mailed to you or to download a registration form here. (Forms available in English and multiple additional languages.)

Please note: Ballot available and mail dates are specific to Skagit County. State Law requires ballots to be mailed 18 days in advance of Election Day, but the Skagit County Elections Office mails ballots 20 days in advance.

How to register

Online You can register to vote using VoteWA. To register to vote using this online program, you must have either a valid Washington State Driver’s License, or State Identification (ID) Card.

In Person You can register to vote in person at the Skagit County Auditor’s Office.

700 S. 2nd St, Room 201 (corner of 2nd & Kincaid) Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30

By Mail You can register to vote via mail by downloading and printing a registration form and sending it to our office. You can download your form using the link at the bottom of the page. In addition, a registration form can be requested by calling our office at 360-416-1702.

Name Change

In order to change your name in our voter records, a new registration form must be filled out with your new signature. You can fill out a form in our office or send it in by mail.

Where to Vote

The State of Washington is an all vote-by-mail state. All voters receive their ballots in the mail and can return their ballots by mail or at drop-boxes whose locations are announced in advance of each election.

Ballot Box Locations

Please note: Ballot available and mail dates are specific to Skagit County. State Law requires ballots to be mailed 18 days in advance of Election Day, but the Skagit County Elections Office mails ballots 20 days in advance.

2020 Voter Registration Deadlines & Election Dates

Online or Mail You can register Online or by Mail up to 8 days before the election. After the deadline, your voter registration will be held and processed after the election is certified. Depending on the election, certification is anywhere from 10 days to 3 weeks after Election Day.

In-Person You may register to vote or update your voter registration in-person at the Elections Department of the county that you live in up to 8 pm on election day.You may register to vote or change the address on your voter registration at any time. However, the following are registration deadlines for each election.

February 4 – Dike & Drain Election

Last Day Online or Mail: January 27
Last Day In-Person: February 4
Ballots Available: January 15
Ballots Mailed: January 15

February 11 – Special Election

Last Day Online or Mail: February 3
Last Day In-Person: February 11
Ballots Available: January 22
Ballots Mailed: January 22​
Military/Overseas ballots mailed: January 10

March 10 – Presidential Primary

Last Day Online or Mail: March 2
Last Day In-Person: March 10
Ballots Available: February 19
Ballots Mailed: February 19
Military/Overseas ballots mailed: January 24

April 28 – Special Election

Last Day Online or Mail: April 20
Last Day In-Person: April 28
Ballots Available: April 8
Ballots Mailed: April 8
Military/Overseas ballots mailed: March 27

August 4 – Primary Election

Last Day Online or Mail: July 27
Last Day In-Person: August 4
Ballots Available: July 15
Ballots Mailed: July 15​
Military/Overseas ballots mailed: June 19

November 3 – General Election

Last Day Online or Mail: October 26
Last Day In-Person: November 3
Ballots Available: October 14
Ballots Mailed: October 14​
Military/Overseas ballots mailed: September 18
 

Skagit County Interactive Map, Precinct and District Map:

https://www.skagitcounty.net/Maps/iMap/?mapid=0c6424e06e984d858cee4fc9874ca33e