En español | Washington’s Nov. 8 general election includes races for U.S. House and Senate, the state House and Senate and several statewide offices. The state's primary was Aug. 2.
A new redistricting plan has changed the boundaries of some state legislative and U.S. congressional districts and may affect which candidates appear on your ballot.
Visit the state’s Voters’ Guide for more information on races, candidates, ballot measures and more.
Online and mail registrations must be received (not postmarked) by Monday, Oct. 31, for the general election.
Check or update your registration via VoteWA.
All registered voters in Washington will be sent ballots via mail for November’s general election — you don’t need to submit a request. The ballots are sent at least 18 days before Election Day; so by Friday, Oct. 21. For military and overseas voters, ballots are sent up to 45 days before Election Day.
If you’ll be away during the election period, or if you’ve moved, contact your county’s elections department and ask for your mailing address to be updated.
You can return your completed and signed ballot in the following ways:
If your original ballot is destroyed, damaged, lost or not received, request a new one online by logging in to VoteWA or contacting your county’s election department. Replacement ballots may be sent via mail or electronically, picked up at your county’s election office or printed from an online application. If you request a new ballot, it will supersede any previously issued ballot.
Yes. Log in to the VoteWA site and select Ballot Status. Allow up to five business days for your ballot to be posted as received.
Yes. Each county opens a voting center on Friday, Oct. 21, for the general election. Business hours differ among voting centers. On Election Day, however, most open between 7.30 a.m. and 8.30 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
You can locate your nearest voting center by logging in to VoteWA or contacting your county’s elections department.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. If mailing your ballot, it must be postmarked by this date. Drop boxes and voting centers close at 8 p.m.
Log in to VoteWA for a map of drop boxes and voting centers in your area.
No, not if you are already registered. Your signature on your ballot declaration will be compared against your signature on file in your secured registration record. This signature is collected when you register to vote, which is when election officials verify your identity.
If you are registering to vote on Election Day, you will need to provide a current Washington state driver's license, permit or ID card, or the last four digits of your Social Security number.
Editor’s note: This guide was updated on Sept. 29, 2022, with a link to the state's Voters' Guide for the General Election.
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