1. Register to vote - there are three easy ways to register to vote:
- Online, 24 hours a day at the Secretary of State's website
- By Mail, download and print a voter registration form and send it in to your local elections office
- In person, at your county elections department
If you've moved, changed your name or your signature, you'll need to update your voter registration. So long as you are a (1) citizen of the United States, a (2) legal resident of Washington State, (3) at least 18 years old by Election Day, and (4) no longer in the custody of the Department of Corrections, you are eligible to vote.
To check the status of your registration if you're not sure, you can check your voter registration status here.
2. Click here for our list of Endorsed Candidates - this year we have made endorsements in the following races that will be on your ballot: state Executive offices, state Senate and state House races, judicial races, elections for Congress. In some races, we didn't take a position, meaning we didn't interview the candidates or we chose not to endorse one. In other cases, you can check the Progressive Voter's Guide from FUSE, one of our many coalition partners.
3. Vote in Honor of a Veteran - the Washington Secretary of State has an online portal that will allow you to vote in honor of a Veteran, whose in the U.S. Armed Forces protected our right to vote. To find out more about this program, click here.
4. Find a "Ballot Dropbox" location near you - while you can mail in your ballot using a stamp, you can also drop it in a "dropbox" without postage. These completely secure "Drop Boxes" are only accessible to the local elections department where you vote.
- King County Drop Box locations
- Pierce County Drop Box locations
- Snohomish County Drop Box locations
- All other counties - this will bring you to a map where you can select your county auditor's webpage to find the nearest drop box location, if your county has them
5. Important Dates
- July 4 - voter registration deadline for the Primary Election
- July 15 - ballots mailed for the Primary Election (the election to determine who will appear on the November General Election ballot)
- August 2 - PRIMARY ELECTION
- October 10 - deadline for voter registration, address change and other updates for the General Election
- October 21 - ballots mailed for the General Election
- November 8 - GENERAL ELECTION