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Voter Registration: Washington

VOTER REGISTRATION
Registration Deadline: To register by mail or online, your application must be received no later than 8 days before Election Day. Register to vote in person during business hours and any time before 8:00 PM on Election Day.



Party Affiliation: Washington does not have party registration as part of voter registration. Voters do not have to declare a party affiliation either when they register or vote.


VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS


Age: Must be at least 18 years old by Election Day


Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen


Residency: Must be a resident of Washington State at least 30 days before Election Day


Mental Competency: Click here to find more information on mental competency voting requirements.


Felony Convictions: Must not be under Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington Felony conviction. For more information on felons and voting rights, click here.


 


OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM


Online: Click on this link


In person: Visit your County Elections department to obtain and complete a voter registration form in person.


By mail/ in writing: request a voter registration form be sent to your residential address. Or download a Washington State Voter Registration Form and mail it to your county elections office.



VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS


Online: Washington Voter Registration Verification


Phone: Contact your local election officials.



MILITARY & OVERSEAS VOTING: Military and overseas voters may register normally, but have special exemptions and may receive their ballot long before normal voters. More information here.


VOTING BY MAIL


Your ballot is mailed to you at least 18 days before each election. Your ballot packet will include a ballot, a secrecy envelope, and a return envelope. Follow the instructions that accompany your ballot.

Your ballot must be postmarked no later than Election Day or returned to a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

If you fail to sign the ballot declaration, or the signature on the ballot declaration does not match the signature in your voter registration record, your
county elections department will contact you. If you are unable to sign the declaration, make a mark in front of two witnesses and have them sign in the designated spaces.



VOTING IN PERSON


Each county opens a voting center prior to each primary, special election, and general election. Each voting center is open during business hours during the voting period, which begins eighteen days before, and ends at 8:00 p.m. on the day of, the primary, special election, or general election.

You can locate your nearest voting center by logging into
MyVote.wa.gov or contacting your county's elections department.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


College Student Voters: Click here


Voters with Disabilities: Click here


Deciding how to vote: https://votesmart.org/


Polling Place: Places to return my ballot


Problems with voting: Voter Concern Form


Verifying Vote By Mail status: Click here

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