Voter ID
in Washington

Many states now require Voter ID at the polls in order to vote. Find out your state's ID requirements so you know what to bring with you to cast your ballot.

Do all voters need ID?

ID required for first time voters?

ID required when voting absentee?

Acceptable ID Types for Washington

Washington conducts their elections by mail. When voting by mail, voters do not need to provide any form of ID. Voters in Washington who choose to vote in person at a voter center will need to provide an acceptable photo ID or give their signature on a ballot declaration/provisional ballot. Valid forms of identification include;

  • Washington driver's license
  • Washington state ID card
  • Student ID card
  • Tribal ID card
  • Employee ID Card

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

You will be allowed to vote using a provisional ballot.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

Click here for state specific information for updating your ID and voter registration.

More Questions? Get Chat Help

Visit our friends at VoteRiders for detailed state specific information. (Note: this link will take you to the VoteRiders chatbot on Facebook Messenger.)