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August 4, 2020 Primary Election updates from Walla Walla County Auditor's office


WALLA WALLA—Due to the current circumstances, Walla Walla County Elections will be moving ballot processing and tabulation to a Ballot Processing Center in the County Courthouse at 315 W. Main St., Room 203, Walla Walla. Canvassing Board meetings will also be conducted at this location.

All voter services will remain at the Walla Walla County Elections Center, 310 W. Poplar Street.

Offices in Primary Election Jurisdiction

Federal: U.S. Representative in Congressional Districts No. 4 and No. 5; State of Washington: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, Attorney General, Commissioner of Public Lands, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Insurance Commissioner; Legislative District No. 16: State Senator and Representatives No. 1 and No. 2; Washington State Supreme Court: Justice Positions 3, 4, 6, and 7; Walla Walla County: Commissioner Districts No. 1 and No. 2; Precinct Committee Officer - Republican Party: Green Park, Jefferson, Maple, and McNary precincts; Precinct Committee Officer - Democratic Party: College precinct.

Ballots Mailed

Ballots mailed on Thursday, July 16, 2020. (Military & Overseas ballots were mailed on Friday, June 19).


Observers are welcome during ballot testing, preparation, processing, tabulation, and Canvassing Board meetings. A minimum of one person from each political party is requested to observe all processes.

Accessible Voting

The ExpressVote (a disability access unit), is available to assist voters with marking their ballot. The ExpressVote will be available at the Elections Center (310 W. Poplar St.) weekdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., starting Thursday, July 16, 2020 and on Election Day from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Logic & Accuracy Test

The Logic and Accuracy Test, performed on the digital scan system used to tabulate the ballots, will be conducted by the Auditor’s Office on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at the Ballot Processing Center in the County Courthouse at 315 W. Main St., Room 203.

Processing Ballots

Our office will begin processing ballots on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, and continue weekdays through Monday, August 17, 2020, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Election Day/Night—Ballot Tabulation

Our office will begin tabulating ballots on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. However, preliminary election results will not be released until after 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Canvassing of Returns

The Canvassing Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 17, 2020, at 8:00 a.m.

Certification of the Primary Election

The Primary Election will be certified by Walla Walla County on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at 2 p.m.


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