2023 Election Dates & Deadlines
|FIRST DAY TO FILE A DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY|
|LAST DAY TO FILE A DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY|
|FINAL DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM THE BALLOT|
|DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF VOTER'S PAMPHLET AND PHOTOGRAPHS|
|JULY 14||START OF 18-18 DAY VOTING PERIOD (THROUGH ELECTION DAY). BALLOTS ARE MAILED OUT AND ACCESSIBLE VOTING UNITS (AVUS) ARE AVAILABLE AT VOTING CENTERS. |
|JULY 24||ONLINE AND MAIL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED 8 DAYS BEFORE ELECTION DAY. REGISTER TO VOTE IN PERSON DURING BUSINESS HOURS AND ANY TIME BEFORE 8:00 P.M. ON ELECTION DAY.|
|AUGUST 1||DEADLINE FOR WASHINGTON STATE VOTER REGISTRATION OR UPDATES (IN-PERSON ONLY).|
|AUGUST 1||PRIMARY - DEPOSIT YOUR BALLOT IN AN OFFICIAL DROP BOX 8 P.M. ON ELECTION DAY.|
|OCTOBER 20||START OF 18-DAY VOTING PERIOD (THROUGH ELECTION DAY). BALLOTS ARE MAILED OUT AND ACCESSIBLE VOTING UNITS (ACUS) ARE AVAILABLE AT VOTING CENTERS.|
|OCTOBER 30||ONLINE AND MAIL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED 8 DAYS BEFORE ELECTION DAY. REGISTER TO VOTE IN PERSON DURING BUSINESS HOURS AND ANY TIME BEFORE 8:00 PM ON ELECTION DAY.|
|NOVEMBER 7||DEADLINE FOR WASHINGTON STYATE VOTER REGISTRATION OR UPDATES (IN-PERSON ONLY).|
|NOVEMBER 7||GENERAL ELECTION - DEPOSIT YOUR BALLOT IN AN OFFICIAL DROP BOX BY 8 PM ON ELECTION DAY.|
Frequently Asked Questions about Elections in Washington State Can be Found Here
Register To Vote / Check Voting and Ballot Status
You can register to vote in person at the County Auditor’s Office, by mail with a completed voter registration form, or online. You can also check your ballot status and update personal information in the online Voter Portal.
To register to vote in the state of Washington, you must be:
- A citizen of the United States
- A legal resident of Washington state for at least 30 days prior to election day
- At least 18 years old by election day
- Not disqualified from voting due to a court order
- Not currently serving a sentence of total confinement in prison under the jurisdiction of the department of corrections for a Washington felony conviction
- Not currently incarcerated for a federal or out-of-state felony conviction
It's easy and secure to register online, by mail with a paper form, or at a county
elections office. Check your registration at VoteWA.gov.
Effective January 1st, 2022, if you were convicted of a felony in Washington State, another state, or in federal court, your right to vote will be restored automatically as long as you are not currently serving a sentence of total confinement in prison.
Print a Voter Registration Form to Mail or Drop Off
Print a Voter Cancellation Form
Statewide Ballot Box Interactive Map
Offices Open for Upcoming Election*
*Please be aware that the link to see offices open for the upcoming election is still actively being worked on by the Washington Secretary of State’s Office and may not show the most current, up to date information. Please call the Election's Office at (360) 795-3219 for more information.