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Submitted by Lewis County Auditor’s Office

No stamp needed to mail your ballot but it must be postmarked by Election Day November 3, 2020 (Be sure to check the last pick up time posted on the blue USPS mailbox or at the post office). Any ballots returned with a postal cancellation date after Election Day will be invalid.

The USPS advises that voters should mail ballots at least 7 days prior to the election to account for any unforeseen events or weather issues so the envelope will be postmarked in time. Return your ballot early so it will count.

If the ballot is not mailed until Election Day, the voter should take the ballot packet to a postal clerk inside the post office and have the clerk stamp the envelope with a circular post office cancellation stamp.

Ballot Drop Boxes

Voters are encouraged to use one of the 14-ballot drop boxes located across the County. Ballots must be dropped off by 8:00 PM on Election Day (November 3, 2020). Drop box locations can be found on our website at:

Replacement Ballot Information

Washington State is all vote-by-mail and votes entirely on paper ballots; there will not be polling locations open to cast a vote on a machine.

Ballots should arrive in mailboxes no later than October 17, 2020. If an individual needs a replacement or did not receive a ballot, ballots may be obtained by any of the following methods:

  • Online: Go to, log in and select “My Ballot” then “Online Ballot” to print your replacement ballot packet;
  • Call: (360) 740-1164, (360) 740-1278 or toll free within Lewis County at 1-800-562-6130 ext. 1164 or 1278;
  • In-person: 351 NW North St, Chehalis, WA 98532 (Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. & on Election Day 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.).

In addition, the Auditor’s Office is a Voting Center and Accessible Voting Units are available during regular business hours and on Election Day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for assistance to individuals with disabilities and the elderly for registration and voting.

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