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Update from Walla Walla County Elections for this year's General Election


October 15, 2020

For this year’s General Election, Walla Walla County Elections has moved all operations to the Pavilion building at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds, 363 Orchard St., Walla Walla. Voter services, ballot processing, and Canvassing Board meetings will be conducted at this location.


State of Washington: Referendum Measure No. 90, Advisory Vote 32, Advisory Vote 33, Advisory Vote 34, Advisory Vote 35, and Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution No. 8212; Federal: President / Vice President, 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 State Representatives No. 1 and No. 2; Walla Walla County: Commissioner Districts No. 1 and No. 2; Washington State Supreme Court: Justice Positions 3, 4, 6, and 7; Walla Walla County Superior Court: Judges Position 1 and 2; Prescott Joint Park and Recreation District: Proposition No. 1, Maintenance & Operation Excess Levy.

Ballots Mailed – Ballots were mailed out on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. (Military & Overseas ballots were mailed on Friday, September 18).

Observers – Trained observers are welcome during ballot preparation, processing, tabulation, and Canvassing Board meetings. One person from each political party is requested to observe all processes at any given time.

Observer Training – There will be an observer training on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Accessible Voting – The ExpressVote , a machine available to assist voters with marking their ballot. The ExpressVote will be available at the Walla Walla County Elections temporarily located at the Pavilion Building at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds, 363 Orchard St., Walla Walla weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., starting Wednesday, October 14, 2020 and on Election Day from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Processing Ballots – Our office will begin processing ballots on Monday, October 19, 2020, and continue weekdays through Monday, November 23, 2020, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Ballot Tabulation – Our office will begin early ballot tabulation on Monday, November 2, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. However, preliminary election results will not be released until after 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Canvassing of Returns – The Canvassing Board meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 20, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.

Certification of the Primary Election – The General Election will be certified by Walla Walla County on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 2 p.m.


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