Register myself (or friends & family) to vote

You can register in a few different ways depending on what idenfitication you have. You can

  • register on-line at through the Washington State Secretary of State (if you know your WA State Driver’s licence or ID number)
  • downloand and print a registration form to mail-in (use either last 4 of Social Security number or your WA State DL or ID number),
  • request by email that we send you a paper voter registration form for you to mail to your county elections department (please include your mailng address and specify how many forms you need). You can use either your Social Security # or your WA State Driver’s licence or ID #.

The Deadline

For the 2020 fall general election, there are the following deadline.

  • Mail-in registrations must be recieved by Monday, Oct. 26 at your county elections department.
  • On-line registrations must be completed by Monday, Oct. 26.
  • In-person registrations at your county elections department can be made on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Who can register to vote?

You can register to voe if you are:

• A citizen of the United States;
• A legal resident of Washington State (i.e. will have lived in the state 30 days before Election Day, Tues., November 3, 2020).That is it. No other criteria.
• At least 18 years old by Election Day, Tues., November 3, 2020;
• Not in jail or prison or on community custody (see here for exceptions and more details); and
• Not disqualified from voting due to a court order.

A person convicted of a felony can register to vote in Washington once he or she is out of jail or prison and off community custody.  Sometimes they can do so sooner if their court of conviction was federal or another state.   See below for more information.