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Posted on: August 15, 2023

Final certification of the 2023 primary election

The Aug. 1, 2023, Primary Election has been officially certified by the Canvassing Board. The Board is composed of Auditor Linda Farmer, County Council Chair Ryan Mello, and a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.

The final turnout of the election was 24.79% with 102,421 ballots accepted and tabulated.

There were 51,785 ballots returned to a drop box. The top 5 most used drop boxes were: 

1.    Pierce County Annex (4,801 ballots) 

2.    Kandle Park Police Substation (3,860 ballots) 

3.    West Pierce Fire & Rescue (3,206 ballots) 

4.    Gig Harbor Library (3,193 ballots) 

5.    Puyallup Library (3,100 ballots)

The total number of rejected ballots was 1,276. Of those rejected ballots, 79.3% were returned too late, 13.4% had signatures that did not match their voter record, 6.3% did not sign their envelope.

View the full certification report and results at

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Kyle Haugh, Elections Manager
[email protected]

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