ID is necessary to register. If you register by mail and do not have a state driver's license, state ID card, or a Social Security number, you will be required to provide another form of ID when you cast your ballot.
Other forms of ID include:
- Valid photo ID
- Valid tribal ID of a federally recognized Indian tribe in Washington state
- Copy of a current utility bill
- Current bank statement
- Copy of a current government check
- Copy of a current paycheck
- A government document that shows both your name and address
If you do not provide one of the above items either before or at the time of voting, your ballot will be treated as a provisional ballot.
Online Voter Registration is available. You will need a current Washington State driver's license, permit, or ID card.
Note: Begining July 15, 2024, Washington's online voter registration system will be expanded to accept Washington state learner’s permits and the last four digits of a voter’s SSN, while also improving accessibility for Washington Tribal ID holders. Under current law, online registration requires the state to retrieve the voter’s signature from the DMV using the ID number, which was not possible for all Tribal IDs. After the change goes into effect, voters may submit an image of their signature to the Secretary of State as part of their online registration process.