WASHINGTON Voter ID Information

Registered Washington voters who choose to vote at a voter center will be asked to show an acceptable photo ID, or their signature on a ballot declaration or provisional ballot must match their voter registration record.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN WASHINGTON

To vote in person at a voting center:

Your signature on ballot declaration or provisional ballot must match voter registration record, or you must provide photo ID such as:
  • Driver’s license
  • State ID card
  • Student ID card
  • Tribal ID card
  • Employer ID card

FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST TIME VOTERS

First-time voters, including those who have not voted in a previous Federal election or who have never voted in their county of residence in a Federal election, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

 

OUT-OF-STATE ID

No! If you vote at a voter center rather than by mail, Washington will not accept an out-of-state ID.

STUDENT ID

Yes! Washington accepts student ID.

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