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.
Have more questions about voting?
Read our voting FAQ
Important Dates - Presidential Primary
Voting Information for Washington
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.
Washington holds top-two primaries by mail.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
Don’t miss your next election!
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.Find Your Representatives What Do Your Representatives Stand For?
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 effect your permanent address and registration.
Voter ID + Eligibility for Washington
Do Voters Need ID?
- Yes, voters need an ID
- Multiple forms of ID accepted
- First time voters need ID
Find out more about your rights in Washington.
- You may pre-register for All Elections
- The pre-registration age is 16