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

Key Dates

Oct 21 – Nov 7

Early Voting

Oct 31

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

Nov 8

Voter Registration Deadline (in person)

Nov 8

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

Nov 8

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?

    Kind of, but you're a lucky state! All elections are conducted by mail in Washington, so no voting booth needed for you, just make sure you're registered by October 31st. But if you need to, you can register in person during early voting or on Election Day.

    register here
  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! Actually in Washington, as soon as you're registered by October 31st, Washington sends you a ballot automatically. All you have to do is mail it back by Election Day, which is November 8th. And if you need your ballot to be sent somewhere other than your registered voting address, make sure to request to do so before October 21st.

  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! You can vote early between October 21st and November 7th.

  • Do I need an ID?

    If you choose to vote in person, you may need to show an ID. If that's you, here are the forms of ID that will get you there: Photo ID, such as a driver's license, state ID card, student ID card, or tribal ID card, voter registration card, utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document. Get all the details from VoteRiders.

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  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you are voting by mail, you can return your ballot by mail or in-person. For in-person voting, the time your local polling places opens varies, but they will all be open until 7pm. You can find your polling place here.

    Find Your Polling Place


  • 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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