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Washington

Abbreviation: 
WA

Washington Registration Deadline

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

The in registration deadline for in person, mailed or online registrations is 29 days before an election. New Washington State voters can still register to vote up until the 8th day before an election.

Washington Provisional Voting

Voters can request that a provisional ballot be mailed to them by contacting their County Auditor's office. Provisional ballot means a ballot issued to a voter who would otherwise be denied an opportunity to vote a regual ballot, for any reason authorized by the Help America Vote Act, including but not limited to the following:

Washington Polling Place Hours

Washington is a mail in ballot state and does not have polling places. Your county election officials can provide information about voting centers/election offices.

Washington Poll Worker Information

Washington has a vote by mail process and does not have traditional polling places that require staffing by poll workers. To find out how you can volunteer on Election Day, contact your local board of elections.

Washington Absentee Ballot Process

Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot. You do not need to be ill or "absent" to be an absentee voter.

You may request an absentee ballot as early as 90 days before an election. (No absentee ballots are issued on election day except to a voter who is a resident of a health care facility). The request for an absentee ballot must be made to your county auditor or elections department. You can also fill out an absentee ballot request for here.

Washington Polling Place Location

Even though Washington is a vote by mail state, you can still vote in person on or before Election Day. Each county will have a voting center, which will be open during business hours beginning 18 days before the election and ending at 8pm on Election Day. You can find your voting center here.

Washington Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

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Information on local, state and federal candidates and ballot measures may be available here.

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.

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