01-06-14: Register to vote through January 13
01-06-14: Register to vote through January 13
Posted on 01/06/2014

The deadline to register by mail or online to vote in the February 11, 2014 Special Election is Monday, January 13. All registrations must be postmarked by this date.


To register to vote in Pierce County, applicants must be:


  • At least 18 years old by Election Day.
  • A United States citizen and legal Washington state resident.
  • Not under the authority of the Department of Corrections.
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order.


Register by mail


Voter registration forms are available at each of the Puyallup School District’s 32 schools, the school district’s Education Service Center, public libraries, staffed fire stations in unincorporated Pierce County, city clerks' offices, most state offices, and the Pierce County Elections Division.


Forms may also be accessed on the Internet at http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/register_mail.aspx or by calling the Pierce County Elections Division at (253) 798-VOTE (8683).


If registering by mail and it is the first time registering to vote in Pierce County, applicants must list on the form a Washington state driver’s license or the last four digits of their Social Security number.


Register online


To register online, visit https://wei.sos.wa.gov/agency/osos/en/Pages/MyVoteOLVR.aspx. A valid Washington state driver’s license or Washington state-issued identification card is required to register online.


Register in person


Pierce County residents not yet registered to vote in Washington who miss the mail-in or online deadlines can register in person from January 14 through February 3.


In-person voter registration is done at the Pierce County Elections Division, 2501 South 35th St., Suite C, Tacoma. The Elections Division is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Mobile device application


Elections information may also be accessed by mobile devices such as phones or computer tablets.


People with mobile devices can download from the Internet a “Pierce County MyVote” application to get the following information:


  • Register to vote or update voter registration with changes such as address or name.
  • Locate the closest ballot drop box and get driving directions.
  • View a sample of the current election ballot.
  • Confirm when the ballot is received at the Pierce County Elections Division and verify there are no problems (the most common problem is a missing signature). Site users may also view their voting history.
  • View a list of federal, state, and county representatives and access contact information for elected officials.