Voter registration

Check your registration

Register to vote

Information for Washington

Voter requirements

Be a U.S. citizen

Be 18 years old on Election Day

Be a resident of Washington and your county and precinct for 30 days before Election Day

Not be disqualified from voting due to a court order

Not under the Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington felony conviction

Vote by mail

Find your polling place

ID requirements

No ID is needed to vote by mail. But you will be asked to show a photo ID if you vote in person.
All eligible voters are sent a ballot at least 18 days before the election, and up to 90 days before the election for eligible overseas voters. But voters either need to show photo identification or sign a ballot declaration to vote in person. Permissible forms of photo ID include:
A driver’s license

A state identification card

A student identification card

A tribal identification card

An employer identification card

Note that if you opt to sign a ballot declaration and are voting for the first time in person and did not provide either a state-issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number when you registered, you may still need to provide identification. If this applies to you, you may be required to show proof of identification. You can show photo ID, a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document.


Overseas and military voting

Voting as a student

Voting as a person with disabilities

Your Federal Voting Rights

As a Voter with a Disability, you have the right to:

Vote privately and independently
Have an accessible polling place with voting machines for voters with disabilities
You may either:

1. Seek assistance from workers at the polling place who have been trained to use the accessible voting machine, or

2. Bring someone to help you vote

You may request your local election officials to tell you about any voting aids, voting assistance, and absentee ballot procedures that are available.

Ensure your right to accessible elections!

For more information, contact the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

By phone at 866-747-1471
By email at

Voting rights card PDF

Voting with past convictions