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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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 voters are automatically registered at the address on their state issued ID. If you have moved or are new to Washington please update your information by registering to vote by Oct. 26th. Your election is primarly held by mail, with in person options for voting within your county during early voting and on Election Day.

Your polling place hours vary, but close by 8 p.m.

 

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.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 16th to Nov. 2nd

Wahsington voters can vote early in person and register to vote at vote centers in their county.

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 Your BallotMore Mail-in & Early Voting Info

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