Ballot Drop Box Usage by Year

The tables below show ballot drop box usage as a percentage of total ballots returned in recent Primary and General Elections. Tracking of ballot drop box usage by individual counties began for the November 2012 General Election. For questions about a specific county's drop box usage, please contact that county's elections department.

 

General Election Drop Box Usage

County 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019  2020 
Adams - 50.9% 54.7% 56.0% 62.2% 63.7% 52.8% 55.4% 67.4%
Asotin - 50.8% 54.3% 55.2% 53.0% 59.2% 60.3% 51.1% 76.0%
Benton 57.2% 54.1% 46.5% 57.2% 66.9% 45.6% 38.7% 54.8% 78.2%
Chelan 60.6% 63.7% 67.9% 69.4% 72.9% 71.5% 59.9% 58.1% 77.7%
Clallam 57.6% 60.0% 65.3% 68.4% 73.3% 73.2% 61.1% 67.5% 76.3%
Clark 32.4% 29.8% 34.1% 22.3% 47.6% 42.7% 42.5% 42.1% 72.1%
Columbia 59.7% 35.7% 60.5% 63.5% 69.4% 64.5% 48.6% 50.1% 67.6%
Cowlitz 71.0% 69.6% 75.1% 73.0% 76.5% 23.9% 67.6% 66.9% 82.0%
Douglas 46.0% 58.6% 48.1% 50.6% 64.6% 40.0% 48.9% 49.3% 75.0%
Ferry - 32.5% 29.6% 28.9% 29.5% 31.3% 21.5% 19.2% 45.2%
Franklin 42.8% 43.7% 59.7% 61.7% 68.2% 64.4% 50.4% 51.1% 76.8%
Garfield - 53.5% 29.9% 68.2% 70.1% 74.8% 63.5% 65.5% 73.6%
Grant 16.7% 10.0% 28.1% 25.3% 30.3% 29.6% 42.6% 40.8% 64.5%
Grays Harbor - 6.2% 10.6% - 53.8% 23.7% 39.6% 41.2% 63.2%
Island 32.2% 38.6% 41.8% 43.7% 50.6% 56.2% 45.1% 47.8% 75.2%
Jefferson 6.6% - 40.0% 40.9% 47.2% 49.9% 40.8% 41.2% 70.2%
King 20.9% 20.2% 21.6% 26.3% 49.3% 53.2% 39.7% 46.6% 73.9%
Kitsap 43.8% 42.3% 46.4% 36.9% 54.9% 54.8% 50.6% 50.9% 76.5%
Kittitas 61.5% 62.9% 66.2% 65.1% 71.2% 67.5% 59.3% 60.6% 82.4%
Klickitat 68.0% 69.5% 73.9% 71.3% 74.2% 73.4% 75.4% 73.1% 78.4%
Lewis 22.8% 20.9% 24.6% 33.3% 57.8% 50.2% 44.5% 43.2% 66.1%
Lincoln 23.9% 24.3% 27.2% 26.0% 28.7% - 15.4% 21.9% 45.1%
Mason 58.9% 59.1% 62.9% 62.5% 69.8% 66.8% 46.5% 48.2% 79.7%
Okanogan - 7.2% 17.4% 16.3% 26.1% 33.8% 28.1% 25.7% 54.8%
Pacific 20.9% 16.8% 25.2% 22.1% 32.0% 30.6% 35.1% 41.8% 64.8%
Pend Oreille 43.7% 44.5% 45.8% 42.3% 47.4% 45.8% 37.4% 31.8% 56.6%
Pierce 47.9% 51.1% 54.6% 51.9% 61.1% 61.2% 43.2% 48.5% 74.9%
San Juan 57.6% 59.0% 62.3% 64.2% 61.1% 65.1% 53.4% 55.7% 72.8%
Skagit 68.9% 70.2% 71.7% 70.8% 77.1% 71.9% 63.0% 61.6% 81.5%
Skamania 55.8% 53.7% 66.2% 56.0% 67.2% 58.3% 62.8% 65.7% 75.5%
Snohomish 43.3% 44.6% 47.2% 51.0% 64.4% 60.9% 51.2% 52.1% 75.2%
Spokane 50.6% 69.6% 52.6% 53.1% 61.2% 52.4% 37.8% 39.0% 62.4%
Stevens 2.9% 19.8% - 34.5% 33.5% 25.1% 20.0% 20.1% 38.4%
Thurston 67.1% 70.1% 69.4% 70.0% 73.0% 74.6% 57.2% 61.7% 80.9%
Wahkiakum 50.0% - 46.7% 47.8% 50.4% 45.7% 36.4% 30.7% 79.7%
Walla Walla 53.3% 52.8% 62.4% 59.9% 70.0% 61.7% 56.5% 52.6% 78.6%
Whatcom 41.6% 50.1% 54.5% 66.1% 77.6% 72.7% 59.3% 62.9% 80.2%
Whitman - - - - 35.8% 35.5% 31.2% 32.3% 56.5%
Yakima 18.7% 16.0% 19.5% 19.4% 28.9% 24.2% 23.0% 22.1% 52.7%
Total 36.7% 38.8% 40.5% 40.7% 56.9% 54.6% 45.0% 48.3% 73.1%

Primary Election Drop Box Usage

County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019   2020  2021
Adams 45.8% 48.3% 52.1% 63.7% 61.0% 49.4% 49.5% 56.2% 49.4%
Asotin - - 45.9% 52.8% - 47.6% - 55.4% -
Benton 34.0% 42.8% - 44.2% 60.9% 47.2% 45.8% 60.4% 60.6%
Chelan 56.9% 60.4% - 69.6% 70.0% 57.5% 49.4% 60.5% 58.3%
Clallam 54.6% 59.2% - 69.6% 69.9% 58.3% 58.9% 67.4% 63.4%
Clark 20.1% 22.4% 32.5% 40.3% 33.3% 36.2% 26.2% 44.9% 38.0%
Columbia - 54.8% - 40.2% - 44.9% 47.7% 53.1% 46.4%
Cowlitz 60.3% 65.9% 75.1% 74.9% 69.3% 62.4% 54.6% 66.4% 55.8%
Douglas - 13.7% - 84.5% 53.1% 45.7% 39.7% 54.7% 57.7%
Ferry - - - - 24.5% 18.9% 26.0% 31.6% 0.0%
Franklin 33.4% 43.2% - 61.0% 59.7% 43.1% 39.2% 58.2% 49.2%
Garfield - 47.6% 37.3% 65.1% 67.1% 53.6% - 63.1% -
Grant 19.2% 18.4% 24.1% 28.8% 20.7% 23.5% 0.2% 44.4% 35.4%
Grays Harbor 2.6% 13.6% - 26.8% - 16.9% 12.9% 45.2% 23.2%
Island 26.6% 34.4% 39.2% 53.8% 48.9% 34.7% 0.0% 49.9% 48.0%
Jefferson 45.1% 36.9% 48.2% 40.6% 48.0% 35.2% 33.2% 40.3% 34.0%
King 14.9% 15.9% 19.3% 35.6% 47.7% 32.3% 37.4% 50.6% 50.8%
Kitsap 32.7% 38.2% - 24.4% 49.9% 44.7% 43.6% 56.6% 49.3%
Kittitas 2.3% 61.7% - 67.0% 64.3% 56.2% 50.2% 64.9% 59.7%
Klickitat - 69.3% - 74.2% 78.2% 67.0% 56.6% 63.2% 55.3%
Lewis 12.8% 20.6% - 43.2% 42.2% 38.5% 27.7% 49.1% 39.6%
Lincoln 5.3% 24.3% 33.8% 27.8% 3.4% 19.7% 14.6% 23.6% 14.0%
Mason 57.9% 59.5% - 67.8% 77.3% 44.1% 37.8% 57.2% 46.4%
Okanogan 12.6% 15.4% - - 26.3% 30.3% 14.1% 35.3% 16.9%
Pacific 2.1% - - - 18.8% 33.2% 1.2% 37.9% 32.1%
Pend Oreille 40.5% 45.8% - 44.8% 43.6% 30.5% 100.0% 39.0% 42.7%
Pierce 43.9% 48.3% 47.8% 54.9% 54.7% 41.0% 40.4% 57.4% 56.1%
San Juan 77.3% 57.0% 76.9% 65.8% 72.5% 53.0% 0.1% 55.9% 54.7%
Skagit - 66.3% - 71.9% 72.4% 57.6% 48.1% 63.6% 62.3%
Skamania 55.4% 57.1% - 65.6% 50.2% 58.9% - 64.9% 55.8%
Snohomish 40.6% 42.5% - 53.9% 57.4% 45.6% 42.4% 55.8% 49.6%
Spokane 45.2% 46.0% - 50.5% 51.9% 35.4% 34.7% 39.4% 34.1%
Stevens 20.0% - - - 26.2% 18.2% 6.2% 24.9% 19.0%
Thurston 61.9% 66.3% - 72.3% 72.0% 57.8% 52.4% 67.6% 59.1%
Wahkiakum - 44.0% - 49.5% - 25.7% - 34.5% 42.6%
Walla Walla 46.1% 55.3% 50.8% 62.7% 60.9% 49.5% 40.5% 58.3% 52.7%
Whatcom 38.7% 46.6% 52.1% 67.4% 66.8% 55.4% 55.5% 65.0% 61.8%
Whitman 15.0% - - - 35.8% 24.4% 26.1% 32.7% 39.5%
Yakima 12.9% 15.3% - 20.1% 18.2% 16.9% 16.9% 25.4% 22.3%
Total 28.2% 34.2% 29.5% 47.1% 51.1% 39.3% 39.1% 52.5% 49.8%