Voting in
Washington

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Washington, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Washington Election Website or call (800) 448-4881 to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - State Primary

8/4/2020
State Primary Election Day
7/27/2020
State Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Closed
State Primary Type

Voting Information for Washington

Your state has automatic vote by mail– if you're a registered voter, you'll receive a ballot in the mail whenever there's an election.

Don’t miss your next election!

Washington will hold its state primary on Aug. 4th. Washington is a vote-by-mail state. As long as your registration lists your current address, you will receive a ballot. If you have moved, please be sure to update your registration by the voter registration deadline, Jul. 27th. You may register to vote in-person through election day.

Presidential Primaries

Washington holds top-two primaries by mail. If you are updating your voter registration by mail or online, the deadline to register is March 2nd.  You may update your voter registration in-person until March 10th.

Visit the Washington Democratic Party and Republican Party websites for more information.

Statewide Primaries

Washington holds top-two primaries by mail.

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: N/A

All registered voters in Washington receive a vote-by-mail ballot. No excuse required.

If you will not be at your residence and would like to have you ballot mailed to a different address, you may do so through the My Vote portal. Be sure to follow specific instructions so you do not affect your permanent address and registration.

 

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Access for Washington

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • Multiple forms of ID accepted
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

  • You can register to vote during Early Voting.
  • You can register to vote on Election Day.

  • Pre-registration

    • The pre-registration age is 16
    17 year olds may be able to participate in the presidential selection process. See your state party websites for details.

    Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.