Frequently asked questions
Am I eligible to vote?
All folks who can answer yes to each of these statements is eligible to vote!
- I am a U.S. Citizen
- I will be at least 18 years old by or on Election Day
- I will have lived in Washington for at least 30 days before the election
- I am not presently denied my right to vote as a result of being under the authority of the Department of Corrections for a felony conviction
When do I need to register to vote?
The deadline to register to be able to vote in a Washington State election is 29 days prior to the election. Every time you move, you need to update your voter registration, a change of address or mail forwarding will not forward your ballot.
What information do I need to register to vote?
To complete your registration, you will need to provide your first and last legal name, date of birth, residential address and mailing address (if different), and your Washington State driver’s license, permit, or ID number OR the last 4 digits of your social security number.
Can I register to vote if I don’t have a permanent residence?
Can I vote if I have a felony conviction?
Yes! Your voting rights are restored if you can say yes to any of the following statements:
- I was convicted of a felony in federal court and am no longer in prison
- I was convicted of a felony in a state court outside of Washington and am no longer in prison
- I was convicted of a felony in Washington and am no longer in prison or on community custody (under the authority of the Department of Corrections)
What do I do if my ballot never arrives?
Look for your ballot in the mail starting about two-three weeks before the voting deadline. If your ballot is lost or damaged, request a new one from your County Elections Department.
What happens to the information I input on registerinwa.org?