Pierce County residents to begin voting in 2016 Presidential Primary

As one election ends, another beings. The Washington state Presidential Primary election officially started today, May 6, with ballots having been mailed out yesterday to Pierce County voters.

As one election ends, another beings.

The Washington state Presidential Primary election officially starts tomorrow, May 6, with ballots having been mailed out yesterday to Pierce County voters.

Ballots must be postmarked by May 24, 2016, and come with a first-class stamp.

Steps and tips to voting

To vote in the Presidential Primary, you must be a registered voter in Washington state.

April 25, 2016 was the last day of registration by mail or online.

Voters not currently registered to vote in Washington state may register in person in a County Auditor’s Office until May 16, 2016.

In order for your vote to count, you must sign a political party declaration on the ballot return envelope. The declaration signed must match your voted candidate’s political party.

Both the Democratic and Republican ballots will appear on a single consolidated ballot, but unlike other elections, you may only vote for one candidate on the entire consolidated ballot page.

Who is on the ballot?

On the ballot, voters can vote for Democrats Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders or Republicans Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Ben Carson.

Although Carson suspended his campaign in early March, he did not submit a Withdrawal of Candidacy.

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