Helpful Voting Links — Washington
Don't miss your next election! 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. You may register to vote in person up to 8 days before the election (10/29/2018).
- Register to Vote
- Check your registration status
- State Election Website
- State Election Dates
- Find your Polling Place
- See Your Ballot
- Absentee Ballot Instructions
- Request an Absentee Ballot
- Felon Voting Laws
- Call the Election Office: (800) 448-4881
- County Election Offices
- County Government Information
Primary/Caucus Info — Washington
What's on the ballot?
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — Washington
Voter ID Requirements — Washington
What forms of ID are acceptable?
If a voter does not provide a Washington driver’s license, a Washington state identification card, or a social security number, the voter must provide an acceptable form of ID by the certification deadline, which is 21 days after the general election.
Acceptable forms of ID are:
- Valid photo ID
- Valid enrollment card of a federally recognized Native American tribe in Washington state
- Copy of a current utility bill
- Current bank statement
- Copy of a current government check
- Copy of a current paycheck
- Government document, other than a voter registration card, that shows both the name and address of the voter.
Early & Absentee Voting — WashingtonRequest an Absentee Ballot
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 effect your permanent address and registration.