Snohomish County Elections offers tools and calendars so you'll always know when to expect your ballot and when your vote has been accepted.
Ballot Status Tool
With the ballot status tool in VoteWA, you can track your ballot for each election from the time we mail it to you to the time we receive and accept it for counting!
Ballot Tracking Tool Status
Your ballot has been mailed to you
Your ballot has been received by Snohomish County Elections
Your ballot has been accepted and will be counted
Your ballot has an issue, likely with the signature on the envelope
If your ballot tracking status is "challenged," Snohomish County Elections will contact you by mail to inform you of the specific issue and how to resolve it. Please respond quickly to correct the situation so your ballot can be counted.
Signature challenges happen when a voter returns their ballot without signing the ballot return envelope or when the signature on the ballot return envelope does not match the signature we have on file. If your signature is challenged, you will receive a letter from Snohomish County Elections.
To fix any signature challenge issues, carefully follow the instructions on the form you receive and return the form to Snohomish County Elections. All signature challenge forms must be received by 5 pm the day before the election is certified (see important dates). Return your completed form in the envelope provided or drop it off in person to ensure your form is received before the deadline.
All ballots are mailed out nineteen days before the next election, with the exception of Military and Overseas ballots, which are mailed 30 days before Special Elections and 45 days before Primary and General Elections. See the timeline below for key ballot dates.