Elections officials speak about USPS mailing
September 24, 2020
To The Eagle:
The United States Postal Service has sent out a general mailer to many states across the US. Many voters have already seen this in their mailboxes and others may be receiving it over the course of the next few weeks. Because this postcard was sent out universally, some of the points on this card do not pertain to Washington State voters.
• Washington voters do not need to request an absentee ballot to participate in the upcoming November 3 General Election.
• Every active voter will receive a ballot by mail automatically.
• Washington has been a vote-by-mail state for nearly a decade.
• The USPS has recommended that voters return their ballots by mail at least one week before election day. Voters mailing ballots in later than that suggested window are encouraged to be cognizant of collection times posted on mailboxes or utilize ballot drop boxes across their county.
• Voters may call or visit their local elections office to confirm their voting registration status, including their vote-by-mail mailing address. Voters may also visit http://www.votewa.gov to view their registration details and pertinent election information.
• During 2020, Wahkiakum County installed three new drop boxes. The boxes can be found at Johnson Park in Rosburg, directly off SR-4 by the Skamokawa Resort in Skamokawa, outside the Wahkiakum County Courthouse by the courtroom entrance and inside the auditor’s office on the second floor.
In Wahkiakum County, our elections office is ready to help. Our mission is to ensure that every eligible voter can safely and successfully vote this fall. We ask that any residents with questions or concerns please reach out to our office directly. We are eager to help and we welcome inquiries from our voters.
Nicci Bergseng, county auditor
Wahkiakum County Elections