Military & Overseas Voters Guide
If you are in the military, a dependent, or a citizen living overseas and you are registered to vote, a ballot will be mailed to you. However, your current location and mail delivery time could cause a delay. To make sure your vote counts, please read the alternatives outlined in this guide.
Overseas & Military Voter
Overseas & Military Voter
- Overseas and military voters in Snohomish County will automatically be mailed a ballot for every election.
- Overseas and military voters will be mailed a ballot 30 days before a nonfederal election and 45 days before a federal election.
- You may request an early ballot (special ballot RCW 29A.40.050) in writing or up to 90 days prior to a primary or general election.
- You can receive an application via email.
- Your application must state that you will not be able to return a regular ballot by normal mail within the period provided for mail-in ballots.
- You will receive a sample ballot containing all of the races and issues that have been submitted at that time, which you are entitled to vote on. This may be an incomplete ballot.
- You may sign up for our email ballot program via email.
- To participate in this program, you must provide us with your email address, have access to a computer and printer, and have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.
- A link for your ballot will be emailed to you 30 days before a nonfederal election and 45 days before a federal election.
- The link will provide your ballot, voter’s declaration, privacy sheet, and return envelope.
- The ballot, voter’s declaration, and privacy sheet may be returned by one of the three options listed below:
Snohomish County Auditor
3000 Rockefeller Ave. M/S 505
Everett, WA 98201
- Email by 8 p.m. PST election day
- Fax by 425-259-2777 by 8 p.m. PST election day
- You may request a ballot be faxed to you by contacting the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office at 425-388-3444; Federal Voting Assistance Program at one of their fax numbers 703-693-5527 or 800-368-8683; or DSN at 223-5527.
- You will be faxed a ballot and complete instructions to assist you in voting.
- You may return your faxed ballot via normal mail delivery or by fax to 425-259-2777 by 8 p.m. PST election day.
- Federal write-in ballots may be used by military and overseas civilian voters residing outside the United States if their regular ballot has not been received in a timely manner.
- These ballots can be obtained from your installation voting officer, U.S. Embassy Consular Office, or from the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
- These ballots must be received in the Auditor’s Office prior to certification of the election, which occurs 14 days after a special or primary and 21 days after the general election.
- The federal write-in ballot will be accepted only if you are outside the United States.