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Washington State Online Voter Registration

Register to vote, update your registration, and sign up for text messages. Choose your preferred language in the following options to get started.

You will need a current Washington State driver’s license, permit or ID card. If you do not have any of these, you may still register by mail or in person.

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE

We Are All Future Voters.

Voting is not only an essential step for change, but it also a way to have important conversations and build community. Voting is complex, and it can bring out a lot of emotion for voters and non-voters alike. Nevertheless, it is a subject we must talk about with our friends, family, and community. The outcomes of elections and the people in power will affect everyone, not just voters. So when we picture a truly representative Democracy, we envision a community where we are ALL Future Voters!

For every election, there are 18 days where you really need to tune-in. This Future Voter’s Guide will take you step-by-step through everything you need to know in those 18 days to be a confident and proud voter. This guide is informed by research, state resources, but most importantly by first-time and future voters, like you!

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Voting Rights Expansion

Voter eligibility is constantly evolving and expanding access to the ballot box is a never-ending process. We are happy to celebrate two victories that are steps towards a just and inclusive political system.

Washington is one step closer to full voting rights restoration. As of 2022, any Washington state citizen with a felony conviction will have their voting rights restored automatically upon release from prison—even while in community custody. Over 26,000 people are now able to vote. If this expansion applies to you register to vote today.

If a Washington state citizen will be 18 by the November General Election, they can vote in the August primary. If you are 16 and 17 years old, pre-register to vote through the Future Voters Program. This will put you on a private waiting list, once you turn 18, you will be registered to vote and receive a ballot at the address you registered. If this applies to you pre-register today! It is the same form used to register to vote.

“Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.” — Thurgood Marshall

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“When I liberate myself, I liberate others. If you don’t speak out ain’t nobody going to speak out for you.” — Fannie Lou Hamer

Important Dates

19

JuLY 2024

August Primary 18-day Voting Period Begins

Voting centers open and ballots are mailed out to registered voters. Ballots should be in the registered voter’s mailbox the following Wednesday at the latest.*

29

July 2024

Last day to register to vote online or by mail, to vote in the primary.

6

AUG 2024

Primary Election Day

Last day to register to vote in person. Ballots must be returned by 8:00PM via ballot drop box.

18

OCT 2024

November General Election 18-day Voting Period Begins.

Voting centers open and ballots are mailed out to registered voters. Ballots should be in the registered voter’s mailbox the following Wednesday at the latest.*

28

OCT 2024

Last day to register to vote online or by mail to vote in the general election.

5

NOV 2024

General Election Day

Last day to register to vote in person. Ballots must be returned by 8:00PM via ballot drop box.

*If you do not receive your ballots by the start of the voting period, use VoteWA.gov to check your registration and make sure your mailing address is current. You can also contact your local Elections office or visit a voting center. You can find the contact information and address of your County’s Election office here.

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VoteWA.gov

An all-in-one portal that lets you manage your voter registration and ballot. Find your district, learn more about current elected officials, see the election time and important dates, track your ballot, and more!

Click the button below to get started!

"Youth in particular, should be at the forefront of the civil rights struggle and have its voice heard in improving its own plight." - Juanita Jackson

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project

We believe in the power of our history to inspire and galvanize our communities to drive political change. It’s easy to forget that our civil rights and voting rights were fought for right here at home, not just in Washington D.C. and the southern states.

The Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project is a multimedia website that dives into the history of Seattle’s civil rights movements through video oral histories, hundreds of rare photographs, documents, movement histories, and personal biographies. You can learn about the Black organizations, leaders, and student unions who challenged segregation and racial discrimination — and the strategies they used to build political power in our home.