Watch: Mayor Rick Hansen Urges Puyallup Residents to Get Out and Vote

Election Day for the Puyallup School District is Feb. 12, 2013 and ballots are due by 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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Tomorrow, Puyallup residents will be asked a $279.6 million question: “Will you support local school improvements?”

Patch caught up with Puyallup Mayor Rick Hansen at the Puyallup Library's 100th birthday party earlier this afternoon. In this video clip, he urges residents to get out and vote. 

Voting Information

In order for the Puyallup School District bond to be validated, a minimum of 22,588 votes is required. As of Monday, Feb. 11, 19,913 ballots have been received. Once validation is reached, the bond must be approved by a 60 percent majority.

According to the Pierce County Auditor's Office, there are 70,963 registered voters in Puyallup. A voter turnout of 38-40 percent is expected.

Where Can I Drop Off My Ballot?

The South Hill Library and Puyallup Library have election ballot dropboxes that are available 24 hours a day until 8 p.m. on Election Day. No postage is required.

Need to find a location closer to Tacoma? View the election ballot dropbox map on the Pierce County page.

Voting Centers

Voting Centers are open on Election Day at the following locations, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

  • Puyallup Library.
  • Pierce County Election Center.
  • TACID – Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities.

Voting Centers are not polling places. They are locations to get special assistance with voting. Visit a Voting Center to receive help with the following:

  • Voter registration.
  • Accessible voting using a touch screen machine.
  • Provisional ballots.
  • Voter assistance

The 2013 February Special Election will be certified on Feb. 26. Stick with Puyallup Patch to get the first wave of election results at 9:30 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 12.

Get more information in the Puyallup Patch Special Election Guide.


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