Washington ID requirements for absentee ballots

Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

  • ALL registered Washington voters receive their ballot by mail before each election.

Do you need to submit ID with your absentee ballot request?

NO - you do not need to submit a special absentee ballot request in WA. All registered voters will receive a vote by mail ballot.


Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?

No, but your signature on the outer return envelope is checked against the signature on file in your voter registration record to make sure they match.

last update: March 18, 2020