How Vote By Mail Works in Washington
Washington is a vote-by-mail state. Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters, meaning it has a one step process.
After you complete your ballot, be sure to return it ASAP!
- Return in person by November 8th at 8 p.m. You can return to your county designated vote centers, drop box, or your local elections office.
- Or mail in your ballot - ballots must be postmarked by November 8th to be counted. To make your postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time on November 8th. We recommend returning your ballot ASAP.
Need your ballot sent to a different address? Apply here
by October 31st and follow the steps listed above. If you need to receive a replacement ballot in the week before the election, you may print your ballot using your online voter portal
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