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Register to vote in Washington

Former refugees take the oath of U.S. citizenship at a naturalization ceremony on World Refugee Day 2019. 1 in 10 eligible voters are new Americans!

Photo: Charles Bartlett/IRC

Voting in Washington state

Register to vote online or by mail through Monday, October 26, 2020 to participate in the General Election on November 3, 2020. Use the online form below to register now.

You may register to vote in person though 8pm on Election Day, November 3, 2020. Contact your County Elections Department to learn more.

To register to vote in Washington, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States;
  • A legal resident of Washington State;
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day;
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order; and
  • Not under Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington felony conviction.

Do not register to vote if you are not eligible, as it will have consequences for your immigration status. Click here for more information about voter eligibility or contact the IRC's Immigration Department at 971-260-6481 or Seattle [at] Rescue.org.

Washington's 18-day voting period begins October 16, 2020 and ends on Election Day, November 3, 2020 at 8pm.

Ballots are automatically mailed to registered voters. Ballots may be returned by mail (postmarked by November 3rd; no postage required) or official ballot drop box by November 3rd at 8pm. Click here for more information on voting in Washington.