Voters urged to mail or drop off ballots early for Primary Election 2018

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Sponsored by: Assessment and Taxation Department, Elections Division

Ballots Must Be Received at Official Collection Sites by 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15

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Washington County elections officials are encouraging voters to mail or drop off their ballots as soon as possible for the May 15 Primary Election.  

Voters should have received their ballots by mail last weekend.

Ballots Re-issued to Some Cornelius Voters
Due to a proofing error, approximately 3,700 new ballot packets are being printed and sent this week to some voters registered in Cornelius. Only the Metro Council contests on roughly two-thirds of the original ballots printed for voters in Cornelius were affected by this error. No other candidate or measure on the 2018 Primary Election ballot for Washington County was affected.

Voters in Cornelius who receive these re-issued ballots are encouraged to re-vote on all of the races shown and cast their new ballots before the deadline of 8 p.m. on May 15. Voters who have already voted and wish their original ballots to be counted without regard to the error may do so, in which case only the eligible contests on these original ballots will be counted and no vote for the Metro Council races will be tallied. In either case, no duplicate ballots will be counted by Washington County elections officials.

Mail-in Deadline May 10
All voters in Washington County will have until May 10 to send their completed ballots in appropriately signed envelopes with a postmark from the U.S. Postal Service. After this date, completed ballots should be dropped off at official collection sites in order to meet the election's 8 p.m. deadline on May 15.

Ballot drop-off sites can be found on the Washington County website at:

24-hour Drop Off Sites

Voters may drop off their completed ballots at several 24-hour drop-off sites, including: 

Indoor Drop-Off Sites
Official drop boxes at indoor locations (limited hours of operation are available by phone) include: 


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