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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Media Statement – USPS and November Vote-By-Mail

Media Statement – USPS and November Vote-By-Mail

Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor

August 14, 2020

Over the last 48 hours, strong reactions and rumors about the United States Postal Service and Vote-By-Mail have been abundant. 

In Washi...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Pierce County Canvassing Board meeting canceled

The Pierce County Canvassing Board Meeting scheduled for Friday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. has been canceled. There is no business for the board to rule on at this time.

The Canvassing Board will meet Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. to certify the election.

MEDIA CON...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Auditor seeks to appoint committee members for voters’ pamphlet

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is opening a special appointment period to recruit individuals to write against committee statements for the August 4, 2020, Primary Election Local Voters’ Pamphlets.

Against committee members needed

&a...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Pierce County to continue mobile voting after successful military pilot

In support of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) and the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, Pierce County Elections successfully piloted an expansion of electronic balloting in the November 2019 General Elect...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Sixth annual Pierce County Citizenship Celebration set for Sept. 17

Everyone in Pierce County is invited to watch approximately 75 immigrants become American citizens during a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 17.

The naturalization ceremony – the final step to attain citizenship – begins promptly at 11 a.m. at the Mount T...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2016

Auditor seeks to appoint committee members for voters’ pamphlet

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is opening a special appointment period to recruit individuals to write “For” and “Against” committee statements for the Nov. 8, 2016, General Election Local Voters’ Pamphlet in the following districts:

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Posted on: March 23, 2016

Pierce County Auditor hosts Passport Week

In response to a surge in demand for passports, the Pierce County Auditor’s Office, located at 2401 S. 35th St., Room 200, in Tacoma will be staying open an extra hour the week of April 4-8, 2016. Doors will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Why Apr...Read on...

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Posted on: February 26, 2016

Auditor seeks to appoint committee members for voters’ pamphlet

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is opening a special appointment period to recruit individuals to write committee statements for the April 26, 2016, Special Election Local Voters’ Pamphlet in the following districts:

Committee members needed

  • Agains...
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Posted on: February 16, 2016

Auditor announces election date and candidate filing period for the Proposed University Place Metrop

A citizen’s petition to “Form a metropolitan park district in University Place” has qualified for the April 26, 2016 ballot. At the same election that the proposition is submitted to the voters as to whether a metropolitan park district is to be formed, f...Read on...

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Posted on: December 14, 2015

Auditor seeks to appoint committee members for voters’ pamphlets

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is opening a special appointment period to recruit individuals to write committee statements for the Feb. 9, 2016, Special Election Local Voters’ Pamphlet in the following districts:

Committee members needed

  • Against -...
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Posted on: August 10, 2015

Auditor seeks to appoint “For” and “Against” committee members for voters’ pamphlet

A citizen’s petition for the “Sale of spirits for on-premises consumption in the City of Fircrest” has qualified for the November 3, 2015 ballot. The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is opening a special appointment period to recruit individuals to write a ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 6, 2015

Auditor seeks to appoint “against” committee members for voters’ pamphlet

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is opening a special appointment period to recruit individuals to write an “against” statement for the November 3, 2015, General Election Local Voters’ Pamphlet in the following district:

“Against” committee members neede...Read on...

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Posted on: July 17, 2015

Auditor announces special three-day candidate filing period

A special three-day candidate filing period will be held July 22, 23 and 24, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. State law requires a reopening of the filing period when no one files for a position during the regular filing period.

Declarations of Candida...Read on...

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Posted on: July 10, 2015

Referendum qualifies for ballot

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office has completed checking the signatures of Referendum 2015-1 regarding the proposed General Services Building. The referendum needed 24,427 valid signatures to qualify and achieved 24,493 valid signatures at approximately ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2015

Auditor seeks to appoint “against” committee members for voters’ pamphlet

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is opening a special appointment period to recruit individuals to write “against” statements for the August 4, 2015, primary election local voters’ pamphlet in the following districts:

“Against” committee members needed

  • To...
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Posted on: May 6, 2015

Candidates sought for Pierce County Charter Review Commission

At least every 10 years since it was first adopted in 1981, the Pierce County Council is required to call for a Charter Review Commission to examine the effectiveness of the county’s governing document.

In accordance with Resolution 2015-14, Pierce Co...Read on...

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Posted on: February 26, 2015

Pierce County to extend animal services to City of Fife

Beginning March 1, the Pierce County Auditor’s Office will provide pet licensing and animal control services to all Fife citizens.

The City of Fife has entered into an interlocal agreement with Pierce County for services such as barking dogs, strays, ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 18, 2015

Fife Partners with Pierce County to Provide Animal Services

Soon all Fife residents will experience the benefits of Pierce County Animal Services. From barking dogs to strays and pet licensing to animal complaints, Pierce County will soon be Fife’s one-stop-shop for animal services. The City of Fife expects to beg...Read on...

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Posted on: January 7, 2015

Pierce County Animal Services Advisory Panel seeks members

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is seeking new members for the Pierce County Animal Services Advisory Panel (ASAP). ASAP is a diverse panel that provides recommendations and coordination with community partners for Pierce County Animal Control. The pan...Read on...

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Posted on: November 25, 2014

2014 General Election Certification and Recount

The 2014 General Election was certified by the Pierce County Canvassing Board today, bringing the election to a close. Results are available on the Pierce County Elections website (www.piercecountyelections.org).

The Canvassing Board has ordered a rec...Read on...

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Posted on: November 6, 2014

Pierce County Elections will release today’s election results at 8 p.m., rather than 4:30 p.m.

“We are working hard to count and report the highest volume of ballots possible. To accomplish this, we need more time today,” said Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor. “We’re also going to work all day on Saturday, Nov. 8. It’s been a challenge to reco...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

Tight campaigns prompt voter privacy questions

As the election gets down to the wire, local committees have ramped up Get Out The Vote campaigns. As a result, voters want answers from the Pierce County Auditor’s Office about how their personal information is made public.

Campaign volunteers make ph...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2014

2014 general election information and results schedule

On November 4, 2014, Pierce County will join with the rest of Washington State in voting in the 2014 general election. The Pierce County Auditor's office has published an election information and results schedule that details what's on the ballot, what sp...Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2014

4th Annual Citizenship Celebration

2013 Citizenship Participants

Everyone in Pierce County is invited to watch approximately 75 immigrants become American citizens during a ceremony on Sept. 20 in Tacoma.

The naturalization ceremony – the final step to attain citizenship – begins promptly at 11 a.m. at the Mount Tah...Read on...

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Posted on: August 22, 2014

Pierce County Auditor’s Office recognized for ballot drop-box program

Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, Elections Supervisor Shannon Cortez, and Elections Specialist Dave Heinemann accepted a national award in San Francisco on Thursday, Aug. 21, for their office’s work on the highly-successful ballot drop-box program. T...Read on...

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Posted on: August 6, 2014

Auditor seeks additional appointments of “For” and “Against” committee members for voters’ pamphlet

The Auditor’s Office announces the opening of a special appointment period. Individuals are needed to write “For” and “Against” statements for the November 4, 2014 General Election local voters’ pamphlet in the following districts:

  • Town of Carbonado, Prop...
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Posted on: August 4, 2014

E-Newsletter Hits In-boxes!

August 2014 Newsletter

The Pierce County Auditor's Office debuted a new e-newsletter. Designed to highlight our most interesting work, this newsletter is meant to be short and exciting.

This is our first installment of a monthly e-newsletter. Are you interested? Click here h...Read on...

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Posted on: July 31, 2014

New Ballot Drop Boxes!

Orting Drop Box

Pierce County has two new ballot drop boxes – Orting and Graham – just in time for the August Primary Election.

Orting voters will find their box located just in front of the Public Safety building at 401 Washington Ave SE. Voters in Graham have a new...Read on...

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Posted on: July 18, 2014

2014 primary election information and results schedule

On August 5, 2014, Pierce County will join with the rest of Washington State in voting in the 2014 primary election. The Pierce County Auditor's office has published an election information and results schedule that details what's on the ballot, what spec...Read on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2014

Candidate filing begins Monday, May 12

Candidate filing begins Monday, May 12 with the Pierce County Auditor’s Office and the Office of the Secretary of State. Offices open for election this year include:

  • U.S. Representatives (Congress)
  • State Senators and Representatives
  • Pierce County Auditor, ...
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Posted on: April 18, 2014

2014 Special Election Results Release Schedule

Tuesday, April 22 Election Day
8:15 p.m. (includes ballots processed through Election Day) 9:30 p.m. (includes voting center results)
Wednesday, April 23, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 4 p.m.
Friday, April 25, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 4 p.m.
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Posted on: March 24, 2014

Auditor’s Office hosts annual Candidate’s Workshop

Calling all candidates! The Pierce County Auditor’s Office annual candidate’s workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, April 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The workshop will be held at:
Pierce County Election Center 2501 S. 35th Street, Suite C
Tacoma, WA 98409...Read on...

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Posted on: December 27, 2013

Auditor’s Office to open early for Seahawks, Sounder FC plates

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office will open at 7 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2014 to kick off the team license plate sales featuring Seahawks and Sounder FC themes. The license plates will carry an iconic symbol for each team – the 12th Man flag for the Seahawks, a ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2013

2013 General Election Results Release Schedule

KEY DATESElection Day Nov. 5, Results at 8:15 p.m.Canvassing Board Meeting – Voter intent Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Canvassing Board Meeting – Certification Nov. 26 at 11 a.m.

IMPORTANT NUMBERSTotal registered voters 438,344
Expecte...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2013

Pet owners, avoid late fees in October

Forgot to license your pets? Worried about late fees?

Take advantage of a unique chance to avoid all late fees during our Pet License Amnesty month.

Next month, residents in unincorporated Pierce County, Tacoma, University Place, Lakewood, Roy, Al...Read on...

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Posted on: September 6, 2013

Third annual Pierce County Citizenship Celebration

The public is invited to join the celebration and watch as approximately 100 immigrants become new citizens, sworn in by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office Director Linda Dougherty. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 21, at ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 2, 2013

Auditor seeks appointment of “Against” committee members for voters’ pamphlet

The Auditor’s Office announces the opening of a special appointment period. Individuals are needed to write “Against” statements for the Nov. 5, 2013 General Election local voters’ pamphlet in the following districts:

Wilkeson, Proposition No. 1 – ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 2, 2013

2013 Primary Election Results Release Schedule

KEY DATESElection Day Aug. 6, Results at 8:15 p.m.Canvassing Board Meeting – Voter intent Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon
Canvassing Board Meeting – Certification Aug. 20 at 11 a.m.

IMPORTANT NUMBERSTotal registered voters 445,760*
Expected...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2013

Pierce County wins national awards for voter project and emergency mobile app

mobile  app

Last year, Pierce County completed a redistricting project affecting nearly every local voter in just five weeks. The county also started using the latest mobile technology to track damage to roads, bridges, and buildings during floods, fires and other di...Read on...

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Posted on: May 30, 2013

Auditor announces 3-day filing period for open seats

A special 3-day candidate filing period will be held June 5-7, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. State law requires a reopening of the filing period when no one files for a position during the regular filing period.

Declarations of Candidacy will be acc...Read on...

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Posted on: February 19, 2013

Property tax payment envelopes missing return address

Pierce County property tax statements that were mailed last week are missing one small element - the county's return address on the payment stubs.

Not to worry, though. The envelopes provided with the property tax statements are imprinted with a bar co...Read on...

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