Guide to Voting

1. Voter registration

Deadline to Register/update:

Online and mail registration: october 26, 2020

in person: november 3, 2020

Link to Application: https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/register.aspx

2. Check Your registration

Why check your registration? Your address is where election officials send notices, application forms to receive your ballot in the mail, and more. Additionally, poll workers will check if the address on your voter registration matches the address on your ID at the polls.

Check Voter Registration Herehttps://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx


  • Is your name spelled correctly? (Correct hyphenations, middle initials, etc)
  • Correct Address
  • Active Voter Status (if not update by sending in another online/mail voter application)
  • Correct Date of Birth
  • Correct Political Party preference

3. Order your mail ballot

washington state votes by mail only. all registered vorers will be mailed at least 18 days before the election.

More Questions? https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/faq_vote_by_mail.aspx

Deadline to return absentee mail Ballot: 
must be postmarked or returned to a ballot drop box by 8pm on election day

 *Drop Box Location: https://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/elections/7.17.2020%20drop%20boxes%20and%20voting%20centers.pdf

** Each county opens a voting center prior to each primary, special election, and general election. Each voting center is open during business hours during the voting period, which begins eighteen days before, and ends at 8:00 p.m. on the day of, the primary, special election, or general election. You can locate your nearest voting center by logging into VoteWA.gov or contacting your county’s elections department.

    4. Early voting information

    • Early voting is available from 18 days prior to Election Day until 8:00PM on Election Day. Oct 16, 2020.

      The county auditor can locate voting centers in public buildings. The voting center should be available during business hours.

      • For more information regarding federal, state and local elections contact your county elections department. To find your county official’s contact information visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/auditors/

      5. Additional Questions


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