YOUR VOTE: Washington
Get ready to cast your ballot this fall.
It's election season! Are you ready? With just a few clicks, we'll walk through voter registration, key election dates, and all the documents you'll need. Best of all, you can share this info with your friends and neighbors. Make sure that your vote counts!
I. WAIT! BEFORE YOU SCROLL ANY FURTHER, REGISTER TO VOTE
Need to register? Or maybe you just want election reminders? Thanks to TurboVote, we've got you covered. Just click below:
II. KNOW THE DATES
- November 3, 2020.
General Registration Deadline:
- The deadline to register online or by mail is October 26.
- The deadline to update an existing voter registration with a new name or address is October 26.
- The deadline to register in-person is November 3 (day of the election).
Deadline to Request Mail-In Ballot:
- Washington is a vote by mail state, so you do not need to request a mail-in ballot. A mail-in ballot will be mailed to all registered voters automatically at least 18 days before each election.
You will not have to request a mail-in ballot in Washington; all voters receive mail-in ballots automatically.
III. REGISTER TO VOTE
- Not sure you're registered? This handy widget will tell you whether you're on the voter rolls.
- Here are the requirements to register as a voter in Virginia.
Need To Register?
- Yes, it's so important we're including it twice. Here's that link again:
IV. WHERE TO VOTE
Most Washington voters will vote by mail, as Washington is a vote by mail state. If you do want to vote in person, you can do so as well:
- Each county opens a voting center prior to each election. Each voting center is open during business hours during the voting period beginning 18 days before each election. You can find your nearest voting center by using this handy widget.
Do I need to wear a mask to the polls?
- Yes. Masks are required statewide in all public spaces. This includes polling stations.
V. COVID-19 MAIL-IN VOTING & ABSENTEE VOTING
ALL Washingtonians receive vote by mail ballots.
- Apply to vote absentee as soon as possible to ensure that your request is processed and your ballot mailed in time for the election.
Out of town or serving abroad?
- Contact your county elections department and ask for a temporary change in your mailing address.
VI. WHAT TO TAKE TO THE POLLS
Voter ID Laws:
- No voter ID is required to vote by mail. Your signature on your ballot will need to match your voter registration record.
- If you choose to vote in person, it can be helpful to bring your driver's license or state ID. If you don't have either of these pieces of ID, you can use the last four digits of your Social Security Number to register or update your registration.
- Here is the list of accepted credentials.
- Contact your polling place for an acceptable list of options.
Don't have a valid ID?
- If you don't have a driver's license or state ID, you can use the last four digits of your Social Security Number to register or update your registration.
VII. HAVING TROUBLE? GET IN TOUCH
Contact the the Washington Official Election Center
- Contact the Washington Official Election Center at (800) 448-4881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voter ID Helpline:
- Call 844-338-8743
Any other questions?
See you at the ballots (or mailboxes), Washingtonians!
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