Registering to vote is one of the critical first steps of engaging in the political process. That’s why we register thousands of voters each year on college campuses, in high school classrooms, and at festivals and community events across the state.
Almost 1 in 4 eligible Americans are not registered to vote. And those folks are majority people of color, low-income communities, and young people. Our democracy works best when everyone participates. That’s why we’re working hard to make sure every young person and folks from historically disenfranchised communities are registered to vote to have their voice heard in our political process. We can make the difference.
Have you moved since you last updated your registration? Just moved to Washington? Never been registered before? Will you turn 18 by the next election? We got you. Click below to register to vote!
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?