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The guide is nonpartisan.

The issues in this questionnaire were identified by the public using an open community input process. Anyone interested in participating in identifying issues and drafting statements was invited to participate.

There are no ‘trick’ questions or litmus tests here. The A/B statements were worked over with the intent to present authentic positions which we could identify or envision real people holding.

None of the candidates' responses have been edited in any way.

All candidates on the ballot in competitive races were contacted multiple times by phone and email, and offered the opportunity to participate. Nonetheless, some candidates declined to respond. Those are listed at the end of this election guide.

Participatory government functions best when we all use our voices.

We want to thank everyone who participated in this process. We appreciate the patience and understanding of candidates. We know it is imperfect and we know it is stressful to commit to agreeing or disagreeing with positions candidates did not author. However, we feel this approach represents the messy reality of governmental sausage-making better than open-ended questionnaires can.

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How To Use this Guide

Look on your ballot or go to one of the websites listed below to find out who your candidates are.

Check out your candidates in the following pages to see what they have to say about various issues. At, you can also see how candidates have voted in the past, and where their campaign money is coming from.

Fill out your ballot and drop it into a drop box by November 7. You may also mail it; mailed ballots must be postmarked by November 7, as well.

If you have any questions or want to find the nearest drop box, we have information listed below.

There are additional resources throughout this guide.

Thank you for caring about our community and participating in this election!





Benton County Official Ballot Drop Box Locations

  • No postage required
  • Open 24 hours a day
  • Collected by Elections Division
  • Drive-up locations available

Finley Middle School
7208 S. Finley Rd, Finley

Kennewick City Hall (drive-up)
210 W. 6th Ave, Kennewick

Benton County Campus (drive-up)
7122 W. Okanogan Pl, Bldg. E, Kennewick

Benton County Voting Center (outside)
(drive-up in parking lot streetside)
2600 N. Columbia Center Blvd, Richland

Benton County Voting Center (inside)
2618 N. Columbia Center Blvd,
Ste. 100, Richland

Badger Mountain Community Park (drive-up),
Keene Rd, Richland

Jefferson Park
Symons St, Richland

WSU Tri-Cities (drive-up)
2710 Crimson Way, Richland

West Richland Library (drive-up)
3803 W. Van Giesen, West Richland

West Richland City Hall (drive-up)
3100 Belmont Blvd., West Richland

Benton City – City Hall
1009 Dale Ave, Ste. A, Benton City

Prosser Courthouse
620 Market St., Prosser

Voting Pamphlets were mailed, but if you didn’t receive one, visit the voting center at 2618 N. Columbia Center Blvd. in Richland, or access one online

Franklin County Official Ballot Drop Box Locations

  • No postage required
  • Open 24 hours a day
  • Collected by Elections Division
  • Drive-up locations available

HAPO Center
(24-hour drive-through drop site)
6600 Burden Boulevard, Pasco

Election Center (24-hour drive-up drop site)
116 N 3rd Avenue, Pasco

Courthouse Parking Lot
(24-hour drive-up drop site)
1016 N 4th Avenue, Pasco

Fire Protection District 3
(24-hour drive-through drop site)
2108 Road 84, Pasco

Fire Protection District 2
(24-hour drive-up drop site)
115 N Violet Avenue, Kahlotus

Connell PUD Shop
(24-hour drive-up drop site)
619 W Clark St, Connell

Mesa City Hall
(24-hour drive-up drop site)
103 Franklin St, Mesa

The Courthouse will remain open 18 days before the election to return your ballot and use the accessible voting equipment.

The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5pm and on Election Day from 8:30am to 8pm.

Important Dates:

Monday, October 30, 2023:
Deadline to receive new registrations and voter updates online and by mail for the November General Election

Tuesday, November 7, 2023:
Deadline for in-person registration and voter updates for the November General Election
Last day to file write-in candidacy for the November General Election
ALL BALLOTS ARE DUE to dropoff boxes and/or postmarked by 8pm!

Tuesday, November 28, 2023:
County Canvassing Board certifies and transmits results of the November General Election