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Auditor: Sandra Perkins
Elections Supervisor: Gabrielle Clay

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Auditor: Sandra Perkins
Election Supervisor:
Gabrielle Clay
Office Hours: 8:30 to 4:30
P.O. Box 1306
700 S. Second StreetRoom 201
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Email: scelections@co.skagit.wa.us

Phone: (360) 416-1702
FAX: (360) 416-1699

2021 Candidate Filing week is May 17 – 21

Last day to withdraw from office is Monday May 24th.

Special 3-day filing – if no one files for a position during filing week, Skagit County will hold a special 3-day filing period.

To View:

Note:

  • Candidates are required to provide an email address when filing.
  • ALL communication with candidates is done via email.

There are three ways you can file:

Online
May 17 at 9am – May 21 at 4 pm. Online filing is available 24 hours a day, and candidates can use a credit card to pay filing fees.

Mail
Candidates who will be out of the area during the filing period can file by mail beginning Monday May 3, 2021 and ending at 4:30 pm on the last day of the regular filing period. Filings received through the mail before or after the prescribed time, regardless of postmark, are invalid and will be returned.

In Person
Skagit County Elections is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at:

700 S. 2nd St, Room 201 Mount Vernon, Washington

All candidates will receive filing confirmation emails. For further information or questions, contact Skagit County Elections by phone at 360-416-1702, or by email at scelections@co.skagit.wa.us

Check your voter status, update your information, check your ballot status, and more using our voter portal at VoteWA.gov
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Important Dates

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.

February 9, Special Election
January 8 Military and Overseas ballots mailed
February 5 Official Logic & Accuracy test
January 20 Domestic ballots mailed
February 1 Deadline to register or update existing registration online and by mail
February 9 Deadline for in-person registration and voter updates - Closes 8:00 PM
February 9 Special Election – Closes 8:00 PM
February 16 Canvassing Board Meeting
February 19 Special Election Certification

April 27, Special Election - Skagit County does not have an April Election

August 3, Primary Election
June 18 Military and Overseas ballots mailed
TBD Official Logic & Accuracy test
July 16 Domestic ballots mailed
July 26 Deadline to register or update existing registration online and by mail
August 3 Deadline for in-person registration and voter updates - Closes 8:00 PM
August 3 2021 Primary Election Day – Closes 8:00 PM
August 10 Canvassing Board Meeting – 1:30 PM*
August 17 Primary Election Certification – 1:30 PM

November 2, General Election
September 17 Military and Overseas ballots mailed
TBD Official Logic & Accuracy test
October 13 Domestic ballots mailed
October 25 Deadline to register or update existing registration online and by mail
November 2 Deadline for in-person registration and voter updates - Closes 8:00 PM
November 2 2021 General Election Day – Closes 8:00 PM
November 16 Canvassing Board Meeting – 1:30 PM*
November 23 General Election Certification – 1:30 PM*


All Logic & Accuracy Tests, Canvassing Board, and Certification Meetings are held at:

Skagit County Elections Department
Skagit County Auditor's Office
700 S. 2nd St., Room 201
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

*Times may change if a scheduling conflict arises. Changes will be posted here on our site


News

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. ​


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