FRANKLIN COUNTY ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT
Due to a Department of Licensing (DOL) system upgrade during July 2-5, some online voter registration services will be affected. However, Washington residents can still register and update using downloadable, printable forms on our website.
Which voter services will be affected? Because online voter registration requires a DOL Washington Driver License or Identicard, online registration will not be available. You can still sign in to VoteWA to see your current registration details throughout the upgrade. DOL plans to restore services by Tuesday, July 6, and voter registration services will be back online again.
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 42,000* 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 updated on November 2020