Chelan County Elections

New Washington Residents

Welcome to Washington! As a new resident of Washington State, you can register to vote online with MyVoteby mailin person, or when you get your new state driver license or ID at the Department of Licensing.

You may not vote in multiple states. Be sure to cancel any previous voter registration before you register in Washington. You do not have to declare a party affiliation when you register or vote in Washington. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Elections in Washington State

Top 2 Primary

Almost all other states in the country conduct nominating Primary Elections. In these states, the purpose of the Primary is to select each political party's nominee who will represent the party in the General Election.

In Washington's Top 2 Primary, the purpose is to narrow the number of candidates down to two, regardless of a candidate's party preference. Learn More...

Voting by mail

Washington State votes by mail. Mail elections are an alternative to polling place voting. Prior to each election, a ballot is mailed to every eligible registered voter. 

Being an informed voter

Washington has many ways to help voters become informed about ballot measures and candidates:

  •     The state General Election Voters' Pamphlet is mailed to every household in Washington. If you need the General Election Voters' Pamphlet in accessible formats or alternate languages, call (800) 448-4881 or email voterspamphlet@sos.wa.gov.
  •     For personalized ballot measure and candidate information online, go to MyVote.
  •     For all ballot measures and candidates, including local races, visit the Online Voters' Guide.

 

Posted: 03/10/2015 02:25 PM
Last Updated: 10/10/2017 12:06 PM

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Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 25
    Sep 2019
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission Meeting- September 25, 2019

    Posted by: Community Development

    Confluence Technology Center
  • 28
    Sep 2019
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Coyote Offroad Motorcycle Club Rally

    Posted by: Chelan County Expo Center

    Chelan County Expo Center
  • 02
    Oct 2019
    09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Hearing Examiner - October 2, 2019

    Posted by: Community Development

    Chelan County Administrative Building
  • 10
    Oct 2019
    03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Chelan County Water Conservancy Board Meeting

    Posted by: Natural Resources

    Confluence Technology Center
  • 16
    Oct 2019
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - October 16, 2019

    Posted by: Community Development

    Chelan County Administrative Building