Election Basics

Important Dates for November 5, 2019 General Election

September 20 Military and Overseas ballots mailed

October 16 Domestic ballots mailed

October 17 Deadline to file as a write-in candidate without paying a filing fee

October 28 Deadline to register or update existing registration online and by mail

November 5 Deadline for in-person registration & voter updates – Closes 8:00PM

November 5 Deadline to file write-in candidacy for general – Closes 8:00 PM

November 5 2019 General Election Day – Closes 8:00 PM

November 26 General Election Certification – time to be announced

New election laws for 2019

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.

Ballot drop-box locations open until 8pm on Election Day in Anacortes (November 5)

Anacortes Public Library (behind library near drive-up book-drop)
1220 10th Street

Skyline Beach Club
6041 Sands Way

Register to vote

Click here for registration information. Register to vote online or by mail by October 28! Register in person up to election day.

Current Elections:

State Senate

School Board

City Council

Other Offices

For more details, visit Skagit County Elections.