Register To Vote
How to Register
To register to vote in the state of Washington, you must be:
- A citizen of the United States
- A legal resident of Washington state
- At least 18 years old by election day
In the state of Washington, you do not have to register by political party or declare
political party membership to vote in the state's regular primaries or general elections.
If you meet the above criteria you can register by:
For more information about your eligibility to vote, view the
Voter Information Guide. Additional languages available on the Washington Secretary of State Elections And Voting web site.
In general, you must register at least 30 days in advance of an election to be eligible
to vote in that election. It is especially important to remember this deadline if
you are registering by mail by using the downloadable form above. Your application
must be postmarked by the 30-day cutoff or it will not become effective until after
If you miss the 30-day deadline, you can still sign up in time for the election,
but you must register in person at your county elections department no later than
15 days before the election. Contact your
county auditor or elections department for assistance and information.