FRANKLIN COUNTY ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT
Franklin County has issued an emergency declaration from 3/18/2020 to 4/21/2020 due to the COVID-19 virus. The Governor has now issued a stay at home order that essentially shuts down most business and limits all social gatherings. We will have a limited number of staff working onsite for critical services and all other staff will be working off site. We will have staff to answer phones and return messages from 8:30am-12pm daily.
The Auditor’s office is committed to helping our citizens during this time of unprecedented response to the public health emergency. However, we will be limited to online, email and telephone support. You may process the following types of transactions online at:
--Elections information: Register to vote or update your address at www.votewa.gov
--Email us at email@example.com
The Elections Department is a part of the Franklin County Auditor's office. We are responsible for administering elections in the county for all federal, state, county, municipal, and special districts. Elections typically occur four times per year in February, March, August, and in November.
In conjunction with running elections, the department is also responsible for voter registration. Each of the county's estimated 37,000* registered voters must be assigned a voting precinct based on their residence address. As voters change addresses or district lines move, the voter registration files must be updated.
Franklin County is a vote-by-mail county. All eligible voters automatically receive a ballot in the mail at least 18 days prior to an election.
*number of registered voters last updates on January 2020