State of Washington Voting Requirements


U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Washington State Primary Election held on Tue Aug 2, 2022



New Voter Registration

  • Online by Mon Jul 25, 2022
  • Post received by Mon Jul 25, 2022
  • In-Person Request by Tue Aug 2, 2022 8:00pm PDT
  • Election Day Registration & Voting Tue Aug 2, 2022

Absentee Ballot Request

In-Person Request by Tue Aug 2, 2022 8:00pm PDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Aug 2, 2022

Early Voting

Fri Jul 15, 2022 - Tue Aug 2, 2022
Washington has all-mail elections. All registered voters will automatically receive their ballots in the mail.


You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • at the polls on Election Day

You must have resided in Washington at least 30 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.


All elections are conducted by mail in Washington. Every voter receives a mail ballot which must be postmarked or returned to a ballot dropbox by 8pm on Election Day.

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You are eligible to vote in Washington if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Washington
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
Convicted felons should contact their local election official to determine if they need to re-register to vote. In most cases felons are eligible to vote once they are no longer in prison or supervised by the DOC.

You are NOT eligible to vote in Washington if:

  • You were disqualified from voting due to a court order

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Washington if:

  • You reside in Washington but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Washington
  • You provide a valid photo student ID from a college/university at the polls

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Washington you should provide one of the following:

  • Washington Learner's Permit
  • Your Washington Driver's License Number
  • Your Washington ID Number

If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:

  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

Voting In-Person

Washington has all-mail elections. If you registered without a Washington Driver's License, Washington State ID, or Social Security number, you will need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid Photo ID
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Paycheck that Shows your Current Name and Address
  • Government Check
  • Bank Statement
  • Utility Bill

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

Absentee Ballot Request

Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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All registered voters are automatically sent ballots for each election. For Fax or Email Ballot Return: If you return your ballot by Fax or Email, the original paper ballot must also be submitted to your election office - or your ballot will not be counted. If you cannot get your original ballot postmarked by Election Day, you can submit your ballot electronically by 8:00 p.m. Election Day. If the original paper ballot is returned with a late postmark, the electronic ballot will still be counted.