Washington! Here's a fun cautionary tale to tell your friends to scare them: In 2002, a local candidate, Kevin Entze, lost to his opponent by ONE vote. What's worse, his own "close personal friend" actually admitted they never mailed their ballot in time. Brutal. Maybe Kevin was a bad friend. But you're not. Be a better friend to America.

Be A Voter


Yes! Across the state you have municipal elections that have a primary in August and a general in November. And what's the only thing better than voting once? Voting TWICE (in different elections and completely legally, of course).

Key Dates

Jul 24

Voter Registration Deadline (online & by mail; if registered, the state will automatically mail you a ballot)

Aug 1

Voter Registration Deadline (in person)

Aug 1

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline (postmarked or returned)

Aug 1

Primary Election Day

Washington Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    We're working with BallotReady to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    register here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Yes! But why wait? Do it now. Do it do it do it dooo itdoitdoitdoit

    register here
  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    In Washington, all candidates are listed on the same primary ballot. The top two vote-getters, regardless of party, face off in the general election.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! In fact, all registered voters are sent ballots 18 days before the election (or whenever they register). All you have to do is return it by August 1.

  • Can I vote early in-person?

    Washington's elections are all-mail, so early voting happens through ballot drop boxes.

  • Do I need an ID?

    In most cases, no! If you vote by mail, you don't need to present a copy of your ID. If you choose to go in person, you will need to bring an ID. You can find more information from VoteRiders.

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  • What if I'm voting on Election Day?

    Then make sure you get to a drop box! But seriously, Washington's elections are entirely by mail, but if you need to go in person, you can contact your local elections official.

    Contact your local elections official


  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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