Washington - HeadCount

Voting In

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.

Need to register?

It only takes two minutes to register to vote!

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.

Don’t miss your next election!

Seattle's mayoral election is Nov. 2nd. All voters that are registered by Oct. 25th will receive a ballot in the mail. You may register to vote in person and vote through Election Day at area vote centers.


Presidential Primaries

Washington holds top-two primaries by mail.

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.

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 15th to Nov. 2nd

You can vote early in Washington at a vote center in your county from Oct. 15th to Nov. 2nd.

If you are a registered voter in Washington, you will receive a mail-in ballot. To vote-by-mail, you must postmark or deposit your ballot in an official drop box by 8 p.m. on Nov. 2nd.

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.


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.

    Have you been convicted of a felony?

    See what the registration laws are in your state below.

    Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

    Voting and attending college?

    Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

    College Student Voting Info