Washington Election Information

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Registration Information

The deadline to register vote in Washington is: Postmarked the Monday four weeks before the election, or received in person by the Monday one week before the election.

To qualify to register to vote in Washington State, you must:

  • A citizen of the United States;
  • A legal resident of Washington State;
  • At least 18 years old
  • by Election Day;
  • Not under the authority of the Department of Corrections; and
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order.

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To check the status of your voter registration, click here.

When can I vote in Washington?

Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? No
By mail early voting available? No

Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

Washington is an all vote-by-mail state.

Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?

Find out here.
For more information, contact your state election office.

What do you need to bring?

All voting in Washington State is done by mail.

If voting by mail:

  • No ID requirement when submitting your ballot by mail
  • Don’t forget to attach the correct postage and sign the envelope
  • Ballot must be postmarked by 8 p.m.

If voting by official Ballot Drop Box:

  • No ID requirement when submitting your ballot at a Drop Box
  • Postage is not required when using Drop Boxes
  • Ballots must be in Drop Box by 8 p.m.

If voting in person at a county election office:

  • Voter must provide valid photo identification (driver’s license, state identification card, student identification card tribal identification card, or employer identification card)
  • Voters who cannot produce a valid picture ID may only vote via a provisional ballot, which shall be accepted if the signature on the declaration matches the signature on the voter's registration record

For more information, contact your state election office.

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