Pierce County News Release
The Pierce County Election Center was packed with people registering to vote, and voters picking up and dropping off vote-by-mail ballots Monday.
“We were very busy,” said Mike Rooney, Pierce County Elections Manager. “It was great to see so many people registering to vote today,” continued Rooney.
The Pierce County Elections Division assisted 1,711 voters today alone. “We registered 286 voters, issued 569 ballots, and talked with 856 citizens,” commented Rooney.
Ballot returns continue to be strong too. Election staff picked up 14,578 ballots from the post office. Added to ballots already returned, 53,414 voters have already voted. Turnout is already at over 15%, up almost 2% from this time in 2006.
Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2. If you want to save a stamp, you can use one of the Auditor’s twenty ballot drop sites. Ballot drop boxes will lock at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is responsible for elections, licensing services, a variety of public records and animal control services.