Requirements to vote:

  • 18 years old on or by Election Day.

  • US citizen.

  • Resident of Washington state, your county, and your precinct for 30 days before Election Day.

  • Not be under Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington felony conviction.

  • Nor be disqualified from voting by a court order.

How do I register?

  • In the state of Washington, you can register to vote online, via mail, or in person.

  • To register online, go to https://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx

    • The deadline to register online is 8 days before Election Day.

  • To register online, fill out this form: https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/print-voter-registration-forms.aspx and mail it to your county elections office, which will be listed at the bottom of the form. You can also find the office address at: https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/viewauditors.aspx

    • Your form must be postmarked 8 days before Election Day.

  • To register to vote in person, you can go to your county elections department and fill this out in person.

    • The deadline to register in person is by 8 PM on Election Day.

  • You do not have to designate a party affiliation on your card to vote in the general election, but you may have to in order to vote in a primary election.

  • If you have moved or legally changed your name, you must update your voter registration online at https://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx

Can I pre-register?

  • You can pre-register if you are 16 years old, so long as you’ll be 18 on or by the next general election date.

  • You can also vote in the primary election as long as you’ll be 18 by the general election.