Instructions for voting

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  • How To: Register to Vote

    Voter registration requirements and deadlines. Register to vote

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Get Out The Vote!

How to Register to Vote

Register Online

You’ll need a current Washington State driver’s license or current Washington State ID card to register online.

Register Online


Check if you’re registered to vote

weiapplets.sos.wa.gov

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Live at a Washington address by Oct 9
  • If convicted of a felony, not be in jail or community custody
  • Not currently judged incompetent by a court
  • Not claim the right to vote in another state

How to Vote

Vote early
Oct 20–Nov 5

Vote in person at a voting center

Be sure to bring an accepted form of ID


Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

 

Absentee/Mail ballot received by
November 6

Vote early
Oct 20–Nov 5

Vote in person at a voting center

Be sure to bring an accepted form of ID


Vote on Election Day
November 6

 

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Washington. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Live in the state, county, and precinct by Oct 9
  • If convicted of a felony, not be in jail or community custody
  • Not currently be judged incompetent by a court
  • Not claim the right to vote in another state

In person ID requirements

Be sure to bring one of the following photo IDs:

  • A Washington driver’s license or state ID card
  • A student ID card
  • A tribal ID card
  • Employer ID card

If you don’t have a photo ID and want to vote in person, you’ll have to vote a provisional ballot. Your ballot will count if the signature on your ballot declaration matches the signature on your voter registration record.

Frequently Asked Questions