Voter ID for Absentee Ballots

absentee ballot mailingID requirements for absentee ballots are set by each state and can be less stringent than ID requirements when voting in person. See below for details on absentee ballot eligibility and what ID, if any, is needed to vote absentee.

 

Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Most Washington voters vote by mail.
What types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

Voters who did not provide ID with voter registration must provide one of the following:

  • Driver's license
  • State ID card
  • Student ID card
  • Tribal ID card
  • Current utility bill with voter’s name and Washington address
  • Bank statement with voter’s name and Washington address
  • Paycheck with voter’s name and Washington address
  • Government check with voter’s name and Washington address

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