To be eligible to vote you must be:
- A citizen of the United States;
- A legal resident of Washington State;
- At least 18 years old by Election Day;
- Not disqualified from voting due to a court order
People who have felony convictions:
People who have received a felony conviction in a Washington state court will have their right to vote automatically restored as long as they are not serving a sentence of total confinement in the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections.
People who have a felony conviction in a federal court or any state court other than Washington will have their right to vote automatically restored as long as the person is no longer incarcerated.
If you have been convicted of a felony and are sentenced to a term of total confinement under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections or are otherwise incarcerated you must register to vote prior to voting.
Voters without traditional residence:
A voter who lacks a traditional residence may use the place he or she currently sleeps at night or spends most of their time. A mailing address could be a General Delivery address or, if permission is granted, the address of a shelter or a friend or a relative. For more information on residency requirements please click here.