Voter Registration in Washington

Get registered and ready to vote in Washington! 

This page covers:

   Washington Voter Eligibility Requirements 
   Washington Voter Registration ID Requirements
➜   How to Register to Vote in Washington 
   Frequently Asked Questions

Registering to vote is just the first step. Check Washington’s voter ID requirements and make sure you have the right ID to cast a ballot that counts.




Washington Voter Eligibility Requirements

You must register before you can vote in Washington.

You are eligible to vote in Washington if you meet all of the following requirements:

You cannot register to vote in Washington if:

  • You are currently serving a sentence for a Washington felony conviction.
  • You are currently incarcerated for a federal or out-of-state felony conviction.
  • You are disqualified from voting due to a court order.




Washington Voter Registration ID Requirements

To register to vote:

  • You must provide your driver’s license number or state ID number if you have one.
  • If you do not have either of these IDs, you can use the last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN).

If don’t provide any of these numbers or the state can’t match the number your provide to official records, you will be provisionally registered and notified. You will need to give one of the required numbers or provide an alternate form of identification to complete your registration.  

You can use:

  • Photo ID
  • Tribal enrollment card issued by a federally-recognized tribe in Washington
  • Copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government check
  • Other government document


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Washington allows you to register and vote in person during early voting and on Election Day.

You will be asked to confirm your identity but no additional documents are required.

The deadline to register online or by mail is 8 days before the election.

You can check your voter information using this form. If you cannot find your information or something is incorrect, contact your county’s election office

We recommend that you check your voter information before each election’s voter registration deadline. This will give you time to submit a new registration if your information is missing or incorrect.  

You can also use the Washington’s voter portal to check your registration.

Each state has its own laws about whether citizens with previous criminal convictions can vote.

To check your eligibility to register to vote in Washington use Restore Your Vote

You can also learn more by reading this blog post: Can People Convicted of a Felony Vote in the United States?

College students are allowed to vote using their Washington school residence address. You can decide if you prefer to register in your home state or in Washington if you attend school there. You may only be registered and vote in one location.


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How to Register to Vote in Washington

Submit the form below to register in Washington online.

You can also complete a voter registration form and return it to your county’s election office.

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