10-29-13: In-person voter registration ends October 28
10-29-13: In-person voter registration ends October 28
Posted on 10/29/2013

Pierce County residents not yet registered to vote in Washington state can register in person through October 28 to participate in the November 5, 2013 General Election.


The deadline has passed for mail-in and online voter registration for the General Election.


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


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.


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.


Click to access registration forms on the Internet or call the Pierce County Elections Division at (253) 798-VOTE (8683).


Washington state is all vote-by-mail. Ballots will be mailed October 18. Military and overseas ballots and election pamphlets were mailed on September 20.


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.


View more information about the November General Election on the Pierce County Auditor’s Office Elections Division website.


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:


  • 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.


View a copy of the Pierce County Official Local Voters’ Pamphlet (pdf, 6.3Mb) for the November 5, 2013 General Election.