Voter registration

Learn if you're eligible to become a voter and how to register to vote.

How do I register to vote?

There are 3 ways to become a registered voter in Washington.


Visit the Secretary of State website to register online.

In person

You can register in person when completing a transaction at any driver licensing office. Residents who are 16 and 17 years old can pre-register to vote when applying for a driver license or ID card.

By mail

Fill out a voter registration form. You can use the last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN) if you don't have a Washington State driver license or ID card.

Who can register to vote?

You can register to vote if you are:

  • A citizen of the United States, and
  • A Washington State resident, and
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day, and
  • Not currently serving a sentence in prison under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections for a Washington felony conviction, and
  • Not currently incarcerated for a federal or out-of-state felony conviction, and
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order.

See RCW 46.20.155 for more information.

Moving within Washington? Update your voter registration

If you move to a new address inside the state, you'll need to update your voter registration before you can vote.

Need additional help? Here's how to contact us:

call Phone: 360-902-3900
(TTY: Call 711)
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