Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Washington mails a ballot to every registered voter a few weeks before the election. Keep an eye on the mailbox, and be sure to mail it back or drop it in a drop-box before Election Day! You can also vote in person if you prefer to do so. Washington offers early voting.

Vote in person

Vote on Election Day

Voters registered in Washington can look up where to vote on Washington’s site.

Vote early

Washington voters can also vote before Election Day. 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.

What to bring

  • If you choose to appear in person to vote in Washington, it can be helpful to bring your driver’s license or state ID. If you do not have either, you can use the last four digits of your social security number to register or update your registration.

Who can vote

To register in Washington you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a legal resident of Washington State, your county and your precinct for 30 days immediately preceding the election in which you want to vote
  • be at least 18 years old by election day (16- and 17-year-olds can sign up as Future Voters and be automatically registered to vote when they turn 18)
  • not be disqualified from voting due to a court order
  • not be under Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington felony conviction
  • *find more information on voting rights restoration here

Vote by mail

Washington conducts elections by mail. If you are registered to vote before Monday, October 26, 2020, you should expect to receive a ballot at your designated mailing address. You can return your ballot by mail, or find a drop box on Washington’s site.