Voter Resources

YOUR VOTE MATTERS

CHECK IF YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE

No excuse is needed to vote by mail in Washington. Washington uses a vote-by-mail system for all elections, meaning all registered voters will automatically receive a ballot in the mail without needing to request one. Register to vote or check your registration status to ensure you receive your ballot.

To return your Washington vote by mail ballot, mail it back or return it to a secure ballot drop box. You can choose to sign a ballot declaration or sign with a mark and have two witnesses attest to the signature.

DEADLINES & REMINDERS

In Washington State, all registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail.

Early Voting:
In addition to vote-by-mail, Washington offers an 18-day voting period (through Election Day) and all registered voters may cast their ballot beginning 18 days prior to Election Day at a voting center.

Early Voting Begins - October 16, 2020
Early Voting Ends - November 2, 2020


Registration Deadlines:
By mail - October 26, 2020
Online - October 26, 2020
In person - November 3, 2020

Voting Deadlines:
Submission by mail - November 3, 2020
Submission in person - November 3, 2020

RETURNING YOUR BALLOT

You can vote and return your ballot as soon as you receive it. Returning your ballot early allows time to correct any issues with your signature so we can count your ballot. You can return your ballot by mail or to a ballot drop box.

BALLOT DROP BOX:
Return your ballot to a ballot drop box, no stamp required. Your ballot must be returned to a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Plan ahead to avoid lines.

BY MAIL:
No stamp needed to return your ballot! You can vote and return your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service as soon as you receive it. We recommend dropping your ballot in the mail by the Friday before Election Day to make sure it gets postmarked in time to be counted. Your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day.

VOTE CENTERS:
King County vote centers are available to voters who need assistance completing their ballot. Trained staff and specialized equipment are available to help voters with disabilities cast a private, independent ballot.

MORE QUESTIONS?

If you have more questions about voting (e.g. when homeless; new address; prior felony; etc.) or questions for someone else, click the link below.