March 12, 2024 Presidential Primary

Ballots Mailed: February 23, 2024
Participating Jurisdictions: Countywide


Sample Ballot
Online Voters' Guide
Local Voters' Pamphlet

Why do you need to mark a political party box?

For this primary only, the major political parties require voters to choose a party. Your choice of party will not affect how you may vote in future elections. You must mark the political party declaration (box) on your envelope and sign for your vote to count (RCW 29A.56.050). 

Each major party wrote its declaration and provided wording to the Secretary of State’s Office for ballot materials. Attempts to change the party declaration could result in your ballot not being counted. Marking both party boxes and signing will invalidate your vote.

Registration Deadlines

Monday, March 4
Online and mailed voter registrations must be received by 5 p.m. on March 4, 2024.
March 5 - March 12
Voters can register or update their address in person only at the Cowlitz County Elections Office by 8 p.m. Election Day.

Get a Replacement Ballot

Get a replacement ballot online at

Returning Your Ballot

By Mail
No stamp needed. Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day.
By Drop Box
No stamp needed. Drop boxes open on February 23 and close at 8 p.m. Election Day.
You can view our Ballot Drop Boxes here.
Accessible Voting Unit
Available beginning February 23, 2024, and until 8 p.m. Election Day.

Check Your Ballot Status

View the status of your ballot online at

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