by Kiku Hughes
Registering to Vote in Washington:
Last day to register to vote online: Monday, October 8th
You can register to vote in person at your county election office until Monday, October 29th.
How to Register:
- Not sure if you’re registered? Check here.
Voting in Washington:
Returning Your Mail Ballot
- Every Washington registered before the deadline will receive a ballot in the mail.
- Mail ballots need to be received or postmarked by 8pm on Tuesday, November 6th. You can:
- Drop it off at a drop-box (find ones near you from your county elections office)
- Mail it back in (so long as it is postmarked by Election Day, or received by 8pm on Election Day.)
- Make sure you follow the instructions on your ballot, including signing it.
- If you don’t get a ballot in the mail by late October, but you are registered to vote, contact your county elections office to get a replacement ballot.
Other Important Info:
- If you lose your ballot or make a mistake on it, you can request a new ballot here.
- You can register and vote where you live, even if you’re an out-of-state student or were previously registered somewhere else (so long as you don’t vote in two places at once.
- Many people with felony convictions can register & vote. If you have served your full sentence, including parole and/or probation, you can vote.