Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd. The deadline to register to vote online or by mail is Monday, October 26th. Mail-in voter registrations must be received, not just postmarked, by this date. You can register in-person to vote until 8pm on Election Day at an election center. Plan ahead to avoid lines.
Ballots must be returned to a ballot drop box by 8pm on Election Day. Nearby ballot drop box locations include:
- Garfield Community Center
- Seattle Central College
- King County Administration Building
- Beacon Hill Library
- Rainier Community Center
For a full list of ballot drop boxes: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/how-to-vote/ballots/returning-my-ballot/ballot-drop-boxes.aspx
Three ways to register to vote
You can register online, 24 hours a day, at the Washington Secretary of State’s website.
To register online, you will need:
- A current Washington State driver license, or
- A current Washington State ID card
If you do not have either of these, you can still register by mail or in-person.
2. By mail
Download and print a voter registration form and mail it to King County Elections. Forms are available in many languages.
You can also register to vote at one of our community events.
Who can register
To register to vote in 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 disqualified from voting due to a court order
- Not under Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington felony conviction
Read more about who can vote in Washington.
16 and 17 year olds can now pre-register to vote! Registrants under the age of 18 will have their registrations held until they become eligible to vote. See King County elections for details at:
(Photo credit to King County Elections)