The Lewis County Auditor’s Office plans to mail 226 ballots on Jan. 10 to military and overseas voters in advance of the Feb. 11 special election.
State law requires the county to send the overseas ballots 30 days before the election.
“For military and overseas voters, the date on the ballot declaration associated with the voter’s signature determines the validity of the ballot,” according to the auditor’s office.
The signature on the ballot declaration must be dated no later than Election Day, and must be received at the auditor’s office at least one day before the election is certified.
Military and overseas voters are also eligible to vote by fax or email. Those votes must be received no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day.
To request a replacement ballot, call 740-1164, 740-1278 or toll free within Lewis County at 1-800-562-6130 ext. 1164 or ext. 1278; or appear in person between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Election Day; or obtain online at www.Votewa.gov.
More election information is available online at elections.lewiscountywa.gov.