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Ballot Shortages

Unclear under state law

Washington law is silent regarding what to do when paper ballot supplies are exhausted. However, it does suggest that makeshift substitute ballots cannot be used: No ballots may be used “other than those prepared by the county auditor.” RCW 29A.44.040. Washington conducts elections almost entirely via mail so most of the state will not have to deal with ballot shortages.

Information for Washington

Special Features

Institutional Arrangements

Voter Registration


Provisional Ballots

Early and Absentee Voting

Voting Technology

Polling Place Operations

Ballot Security

Emergency Preparedness

Post-Election Processes