Who can 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 by election day*
  • Not under the authority of the Department of Corrections
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order

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


In Washington, a voter is not required to register by political party.


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1. Who can register to vote?
2. Where can I register?
3. When can I register?
4. What if I change my name (signature) or move?
5. How do I get a mail-in ballot?
6. How do I get a ballot mailed to a different address?
7. Who can I vote for?
8. How do I find candidate information? (Local Voters' Pamphlet)
9. How do I return my ballot?
10. Has Snohomish County Elections received my ballot?