USPS and Election Mail Resources
Links to resources and information regarding the United States Postal Service and Election Mail.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I tell if my ballot is in the mail?
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How do I find a USPS mailbox location or pickup time?
View mailbox locations and collection times at USPS.com. Click on "Quick Tools" and "Find USPS Locations." When a location is displayed, it also shows the last pickup time.
How do I report law enforcement matters relating to Election Mail?
The United States Postal Inspection Service is responsible for ensuring the safety of all mail, including Election Mail. To report law enforcement matters relating to Election Mail, call a Postal Inspector at 877-876-2455. For general information about the Inspection Service please visit www.USPIS.gov.
When should I mail my ballot?
The USPS recommends that you mail a week before Election Day. After that, we recommend using an official ballot drop box. Drop boxes are open until 8 p.m. on Election Day. For a personalized list of drop box locations and voting centers, sign in to VoteWA.gov or view a list of locations that will be open during the Election on our Current Election Information page.
General FAQs regarding the USPS and election mail can be found at USPS.com.