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 through election day. Pre-registration for future voters starts at age 16! Pre-register today and you'll automatically by registered and receive a ballot in the mail when you are eligible to vote.
- 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
Washington holds top-two primaries by mail. If you are updating your voter registration by mail or online, the deadline to register is February 3, 2020. You may update your voter registration in-person until February 11, 2020. New registrations may be filed by mail or online through March 2, 2020. New registrations will be processed in-person through election day, March 10, 2020.
What's on the ballot?
Washington holds top-two primaries by mail.
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.