How to vote in my state

Washington

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

November 8, 2022

Washington General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: October 31, 2022
  • In-person request by: November 8, 2022
  • Online request by: October 31, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • N/A (Washington is a vote-by-mail state, see By Mail Voting below for details)
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: November 8, 2022
  • In-person received: November 8, 2022
Early Voting: October 21, 2022 – November 8, 2022

Helpful Resources

Register
to vote

Check if you are registered

What's on your
ballot

By Mail Voting

Washington votes entirely by mail. You will receive your ballot at least 18 days before an election, and your completed ballot must be postmarked by Election Day, returned to a ballot drop box by 8 PM on Election Day, or returned to your county elections department by 8 PM on Election Day.

See details of voting by mail here

What to Expect
on Election Day

Washington votes entirely by mail. See here for more details on how to register and vote in Washington.

 

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters. 

Areas in Washington covered by Section 203

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.