Current Election

Certification: The Benton County Canvassing Board will begin the certification of the General Election, Monday, November 25, 2019. Final Certification of the election will be held Tuesday, November 25, 2019 at 9:00 am. All meetings of the Canvassing Board will be held at the Benton County Auditor's Office in Prosser and are open to the public. Record of the proceedings of the Canvassing Board will be made and maintained by the Election Department. The Official Logic and Accuracy test will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm.

Current Election

Key Dates

Date Event
October 18 Ballots Mailed
October 28 Deadline for mail-in & online voter registration
November 5 Deadline for in-person registration
November 5 Election Day
November 26 Certification


The General Election includes nonpartisan offices for local port, hospital, city, school, fire, and water districts. Additionally, voters will see referendum, initiative, and advisory measures appear on the ballot statewide.

Districts may place bond and levy issues on any regularly scheduled election. Each ballot measure may have different requirements for passage. Excess levies for schools are exempt from the 60% super-majority and 40% minimum turnout requirements. Passage of excess levies for schools only requires a simple majority of yes votes.

After certification of the election, the district determines if the ballot measure has passed according to the requirements set in state law.

Ballot Return Statistics

  • Benton County

Daily Ballot Returns

*Previous year data is from total percentage returned by day.