Register to vote


To register to vote in the state of Washington, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A legal resident of Washington State
  • At least 18 years old
    - If you are 16 or 17, you can sign up as a Future Voter and be automatically registered to vote when you qualify
  • Not currently serving a DOC sentence of total confinement for a Washington felony conviction
  • Not currently incarcerated for a federal or out-of-state felony conviction
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order

Before you register to vote, view voter eligibility.

  1. Online
  2. In Person
  3. By Mail

Click the VoteWA icon to register online.

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You must have a valid Washington State Drivers’ License, ID, or permit to register this way.

16 and 17-year-olds may pre-register, but they will not appear in the look-up system or receive a voter registration card until after their 18th birthday.