How to Vote by Mail

Additional Information

How to Change Your Vote

Draw a line through the entire candidate’s name or measure response. You then have the option of making another choice. Do not use white out or erase. You can request a replacement ballot by calling the Elections Office at 425-388-3444 or at

How to Add a Name to the Ballot

If you would like to add a person’s name that is not already printed on the ballot, fill in the oval and write in the person’s name and party affiliation on the line provided.

Under & Over Voting

It is not necessary to vote in every race on your ballot. Your ballot is counted even if you leave some races blank (this is an under vote).

Voting more than once for a question or race will cancel that vote (this is an over vote). The part of the ballot that is not over voted will be counted.

Getting a New Ballot

If your ballot becomes lost, damaged, or spoiled you can get a replacement by calling the Elections Office at 425-388-3444. You may also visit and download a replacement ballot.


Every voter has the right to vote his or her ballot in secret. Any person attempting to vote when he or she is not entitled or who falsely signs the oath shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more than five years or a fine of not more than $10,000, or both such fine and imprisonment.