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10-08-13: Register to vote in the November General Election
10-08-13: Register to vote in the November General Election
Posted on 10/08/2013

The deadline to register by mail or online to vote in the November 5, 2013 General Election is Monday, October 7. All registrations must be postmarked by this date.


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.


A valid Washington state driver’s license or Washington state-issued identification card is required to register online. Click to register online.

Pierce County residents not yet registered to vote in Washington who miss the mail-in or online deadline can register in person through October 28.

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).

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.


Washington state is all vote-by-mail. Local and state election pamphlets will be mailed the week of October 10 and local ballots will be mailed October 18. Military and overseas ballots and election pamphlets were mailed on September 20.


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:


  • 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.


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