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Washington voter registration guide

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Washington voter registration deadlines

  • Register to vote (online): Received by October 26, 2020
  • Register to vote (by mail): Received by October 26, 2020
  • Register to vote (in person): Received by November 3, 2020

Check your Washington voter registration status

  • If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your Washington registration using the Washington voter registration lookup tool.
  • If you're not registered to vote, or you need to update your voter registration information, follow the instructions below.

Washington voter registration rules

To register in Washington you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a legal resident of Washington State, your county, and precinct for 30 days immediately preceding Election Day
  • not be incarcerated or on community supervision for a felony.

Register to vote online in Washington

  • You must include your Washington driver's license number or Washington state ID number with your online voter registration application.
  • Visit the Washington online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your Local Election Office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is received by October 26, 2020.

Register to vote by mail in Washington

  1. Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 - ID Number: You must provide your Washington driver’s license or state ID card number. If you do not have a Washington driver’s license, or state ID card, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number. Failure to provide this information may prevent your registration from being processed.
  3. Box 7 - Choice of Party: You are not required to designate your party affiliation to register in Washington.
  4. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
  5. Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  6. Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your Local Election Office.
  7. Your voter registration form must be received by October 26, 2020

Register to vote in person in Washington

  1. Contact your Local Election Office to find where to register to vote in person.
  2. Washington voters must provide their Washington driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

Local Election Office

Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions about Washington voter registration.

Statewide election office

This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for Washington elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.

Secretary of State  
Elections Division  
P.O. Box 40229  
Olympia, WA 98504‐0229