11-05-13: Remember to vote today, November 5
11-05-13: Remember to vote today, November 5
Posted on 11/05/2013

Remember to vote in today’s November 5 General Election. Locally, there are two Puyallup School Board positions on the election ballot.


Washington state is all vote-by-mail. Ballots were mailed on Friday, October 18 to registered voters.Image


Ballots may be mailed or dropped off in a “Vote-By-Mail Ballot Drop Box” located throughout Pierce County. The drop boxes are open 24 hours, seven days a week, and close at 8 p.m. tonight. No postage is necessary for ballots deposited in drop boxes.


Drop boxes within the Puyallup School District are located at:

  • Puyallup Library, 324 South Meridian, Puyallup.
  • South Hill Library, 15420 Meridian E., Puyallup.
  • Edgewood City Hall, 2224 104th Ave. E., Edgewood.


Voting centers are available throughout Pierce County to provide special assistance to voters, especially those with disabilities. The voting centers, including one located inside the Puyallup Library, will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.


The voting centers offer touch screen voting machines for those who need them to cast their vote, and staff will be on hand to answer questions about topics such as provisional ballots and voter registration. The centers are not polling places.


Locally, there are two Puyallup School Board positions on the election ballot.


Pat Donovan and Noreen Wolfe are running for Position 1, currently held by Director Pat Donovan.


Karen Edwards and Kathy Yang are vying for Position 4, currently held by Director Greg Heath.


Puyallup School Board candidates are elected to four-year terms on the board.


The Pierce County Auditor’s Office Elections Division has launched a new elections information resource that can be accessed by a mobile device, such as a phone or computer tablet.


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.


Read about candidates in the November 5 General Election in the Pierce County Official Local Voters' Pamphlet (pdf 6.3Mb).