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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.

Have more questions about voting?

Read our voting FAQ

Important Dates - Presidential Primary

Primary Election Date
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Primary In-Person Deadline
Primary Online Deadline
Primary Type

Voting Information for Washington

Presidential Primaries

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for Washington

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • Multiple forms of ID accepted
  • First time voters need ID

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in Washington.


  • You may pre-register for All Elections
  • The pre-registration age is 16