Over 18? Register to Vote
Voting is the essence of democracy. Voting in the United States is voluntary. Some people vote in person at the polls, while others vote by mail days or weeks before the actual election date. Regardless of how you do it, it’s important that all U.S. citizens who qualify participate in the democratic process of electing public officials.
Key dates and deadlines: Election day is Nov. 3
Registration deadlines: Online: Oct. 26, By mail: Received by Oct. 26, In person: Nov. 3
Absentee ballot deadlines: Return by mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3, Return in person: Nov. 3 by 8:00 p.m.
Early voting: Oct. 16 – Nov. 3, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live
The deadline to update an existing voter registration with a new name or address is Monday, October 26, 2020
For detailed information visit the voter information page for Washington State.
Online voter registration
Washington offers online voter registration.
You should know: you need a Washington driver’s license or state ID to use Washington’s online voter registration system. If you don’t have a Washington-issued ID, you can still register by mail to vote.
You can register online to vote until Monday, October 26, 2020. You can also update an existing voter registration online with a new name or address by Monday, October 26, 2020.
By-mail voter registration
Use the Washington voter registration form
You can also register to vote using the Washington voter registration form. Be sure to read the instructions carefully and fill it out completely. Send the completed form to your local election official.
To register by mail, the form must be received by Monday, October 26, 2020. You can also update an existing voter registration by mail with a new name or address by Monday, October 26, 2020.