- Departments A through H
- Election Information
- Voter Information
As a student, you probably change your address more frequently than the average voter. Remember to update your voter registration every time you move
Felons & Voting Rights
If you were convicted of a felony in Washington State, your right to vote is restored as long as you are not under the supervision (in prison, on community custody or parole) of the Department of Corrections.
Mental Competency & Voting Rights
Only a Superior Court can declare a person unable to vote due to mental incompetency and therefore unable to vote.
Military & Overseas Voters
As a military or overseas voter, you have several options for registering to vote, receiving your ballot and returning it.
New Washington Residents
As a new resident of Washington State, you can register to vote online with VoteWA, by mail, in person, or when you get your new state driver license or ID at the Department of Licensing.
Voters with Disabilities
As a voter with a disability, you can request a reasonable accommodation or assistance to vote. The Office of the Secretary of State is committed to ensuring accessibility at voting centers, and that you have the opportunity to vote privately and independently.
A political party is a major political party if its nominees for President and Vice President received at least five percent of the total votes cast in Washington in the last presidential election.
To register to vote in Washington State, you must be a resident of the state.
You can vote in Washington State even if you are away from home during an election.
Vote by Mail
Washington State votes by mail. Vote by mail is convenient and gives you extra time to learn about the ballot measures and candidates before casting your vote.
Washington State encourages every eligible person to register to vote and participate fully in all elections.