Our Homes, Our Votes,
Things You Need To Know:
1. Registration Deadline:
The deadline to register online to vote is Monday, October 26, 2020.
The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (received by) Monday, October 26, 2020.
The deadline to register in-person to vote is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The deadline to update an existing voter registration with a new name or address is Monday, October 26, 2020.
You can also register and vote on Election Day.
2. Polling Times:
Washington is a mail-in ballot state and does not have polling places.
3. Is Early Voting Available:
Yes, The early voting period runs from Friday, October 16, 2020, to Tuesday, November 3, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
4. Can I Vote by Mail:
Yes, You can register here.
*All voters can vote by mail*
5. ID Needed for Voting:
ID is necessary to register. If you register by mail and do not have a Washington state driver's license, Washington state ID card, or a Social Security number, you need to provide:
Forms of identification (one required)
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 have a Washington driver license, permit, or ID, you may use the last four digits of your Social Security number to register.
No notary or witness requirement for return of mail ballot & No ID requirement to vote by mail
6. Voting Without Address
The Washington voter registration application requires a residential address. The website includes a clarification for voters without an address: "If you have a nontraditional address, such as a motor home or transitional housing, your voting residence is the physical location at the time you register to vote. You may list a different address for your mailing address."
7. Interesting Notes
The voter registration form is available in many languages.